JIM AND HEIDI SLAGLE VACATION IN CALIFORNIA IN MARCH 2011                                             ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY & BOTANICAL GARDENS AND                                     REAGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

        HEARTS GAME AND PREDICTION TROPHIES ON 3-23-11

1- First table of Hearts game #132.  After 7 rounds four Slagles occupied the first 4 seats as follows:  1- John Slagle, 2- Nelson Slagle, 3- Jim Slagle and 4 Kevin Slagle.
2- Players in Hearts game.  Seated:  Nelson (2nd), Al Manzey (last) and John Slagle (1st).  Standing:  Denny Noh, John Wilford, Jim Slagle, Patrick, Kevin and Carol Tsai.  Larry Costa took picture.
3- Jim, Nelson, John and Patrick with 1st place Hearts trophy.  These four Slagles finished in the top 4 spots of the 10 players 4- Jim, Nelson, John, Patrick and Kevin with 1st place Hearts trophy.  These five Slagles finished in 5 of the top 6 places
5- Jim, Nelson, John, Carol, Patrick and Kevin with 1st place Hearts trophy.  These six players all finished in the top 7 players
6- Jim, Nelson and John with Football prediction trophy.  Nelson takes picture with prediction winners with a rotating trophy.  Five different people have ran a season of football predicts as follows:  Nelson (29) Bob Scholl (7), Phil Hensley (5), Jim Slagle (1) and John Slagle (1).
7- Jim and Nelson with Football Bowl games & Pro Playoff games Trophy.  Jim won in 2004-5 and 2007-8.  Nelson has won 5 times.
8- Jim with Tiger Woods Majors Trophy.  Jim won the Tiger Major predictions in 2002, 2203 and 2005.
9- Jim and Nelson with NCAA and NBA Playoff Trophy.  Jim won predicts in 1981, 1983, 1992, 1994 and 2002.  Nelson won in 2001 and 2008. 10- Jim  and Nelson with Basketball Trophy. Jim won basketball predictions in 1987, 1992 and 2001.
  HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTION & BOTANICAL GARDENS IN SAN MARINO, CALIF ON 3-24-11


11- Statute of George Washington in one of many building containing art and other artifacts 12- Picture of Thomas Jefferson
13- Park plants around fountain 14- Library and sitting room in one of buildings
15- Large room with large pictures including Boy Blue at the end 16- Boy Blue Painting
17- Stained glass window 18- Harp - see picture 19 for description
19- Sign describing Harp in picture 18 20- Nelson helps statute hold up lights
21- Front of Henry Huntington home.  Henry made a fortune as one of owners of the Central Pacific Railroad.  He had this home built in 1913 and  the home which is closed to visitors.  Home and 207 acres now comprise this Huntington attraction
22- Front entrance to Huntington home.
23- View from Huntington home patio 24- View of Huntington home from side about 40 yards away.
25- Framed Confederate money 26- Picture of George Washington
27- Picture of top half of George Washington 28- Jim standing between two Washington pictures
29- Abraham Lincoln bust 30- Statute in glass case of US Grant, Lincoln and Secretary of War Seward discussing Civil War strategy
31- Picture of what was thought to be Martin Van Buren.  Now experts aren't sure 32- Sign explaining why Van Buren in #31 picture may not be Van Buren
33- Nelson by framed post card.  Card was a bit big for Slag postcard collection 34- Nelson peaking through leaf
35- Heidi opening door to Children's garden 36- Picture of pond in Chinese garden
37- Heidi and Jim in front of Chinese pond 38- Pogada across Chinese pond
39- Bridge across portion of pond in Japanese Garden 40- Red Japanese maple tree in Japanese garden
41- Scene in Japanese garden 42- Japanese maple, weeping willow and bridge in Japanese garden
43- Jim taking picture for visitor and Heidi 44- Heidi and Jim in front of purple flowering tree
45- Grove of bamboo trees 46- Nelson points to tree stump where George Washington cut down a tree.  Little know fact that George also cut a tree down on the west coast!
47- Pink flowers in desert garden 48- Pink and Orange flowers in desert garden
49- Pink and orange flowers and cactus in desert garden 50- Heidi by orange flowers
51- Field of cactus balls in desert garden 52- Close up of cactus ball in desert garden
DAY VISIT WITH NELSON AND TAMMY AND SLAGLE MUSEUM ON 3-25-11
53- Two half off coupons to Slagle Museum taped to front door 54- Nelson, Heidi and Jim with half off coupon in Slagle Museum.
55- Jim uses magnifying glass to identify people in 1920 photo at table in Museum
56- Jim, Tammy and Heidi eating lunch
57- Nelson follows through on a foul shot on Xavier Ave 58- Nelson follows through on foul shot.  Note car behind Nelson to stop shots bouncing off curb.  This was the place that Nelson tried to stopped a missed shot and stepped on the ball last December.
59- Jim releasing foul shot 60- Jim with eye on ball.  After shooting 50 foul shots we putted 3 rounds in the back yard with Mark Lowe then the three of us took a Presidential quiz.
61- Giana visits from next door and Heidi 62- Jim and Nelson with Presidential quiz questions
63- Tammy and Heidi 64- Jim looking at scrapbook on floor of Slagle Museum.  Jim became the first patron to check out a book from the Slagle Museum.  Jim checked out two books of mother's letters from the 1950-60's
65- Jim W, Jim A, Brutus, John and Nelson in front of Jim A's house.  We watched OSU lose to Kentucky 62-60 in a sweet 16 match in the NCAA tourney.  The #1 Buckeyes going into the tourney finished 34-3.
66- Presidential section added to Slagle Museum Annex
REAGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM IN SIMI VALLEY, CALIF ON 3-28-11
JIM AND HEIDI ALSO VISITED THE GETTY MUSEUM ON MARCH 23RD AND SEVERAL MUSEUMS ETC. AT BALBOA PARK IN SAN DIEGO ON MARCH 26TH.  NELSON WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THOSE SITE SEEING ADVENTURES.
67- Sign in front of Reagan Library & Museum.  Note Reagan flag.  Similar flags were everywhere as the Library was celebrating Reagan's 100th birthday in 2011.  The Museum was closed for 10 months before opening again in February 2011.  They completely redid the displays except for the Oval Office
68- Closer view of sign in front of Reagan Library & Museum
69- Reagan statute at entrance 70- Jim, Heidi, Nancy, Ronald, John, Gale and Nelson.  The five of us drove together to Simi Valley to visit with Nancy and Ronald
71- Jim Nancy, Ronald, John and Nelson 72- Jim, Heidi, Nancy, Ronald, Gale and John
73- John and Nelson with picture of Ronald Reagan 74- Jim, Heidi, John and Gale seated for one of many films 
75- Nelson standing at podium with picture of  Reagan's inauguration ceremony in background in 1980.  Barbara Bush and Nancy Reagan are on the left and Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale are on the right 76- Replica of Oval office showing desk end of office
77- Picture of George Washington at end of Oval office opposite of the desk end. 78- Air Force One or as much of plane as I could get in picture
79- Nelson with tail of Air Force One displaying the American flag in the background 80- Jim with tail of Air Force One displaying the American flag in background
81- John and Gale waving as they enter Air Force One.  This was the closest I was allowed to take this picture.  We walked through Air Force One, a converted Boeing 707.  It was not very impressive.  I am sure the current Air Force One which is now a converted Boeing 737 is much more impressive 82- Picture of Reagan talking to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain
83- Plaque of Boone Pickens, a major contributor to Reagan campaign and was briefly a candidate for President in 1988 and 2008 at 84 years of age. 84- Car Reagan used while in White House with personalized plate, 'Gipper'
85- Helicopter used by Reagan while in White House 86- Jim, Nelson and John in front of helicopter
87- Jim, John, Gale and Heidi take a picnic lunch break on the Reagan Library and Museum grounds 88- Jim at Supreme Court Exhibit
89- Electoral Map in 1984 showing Reagan carrying every state except his opponent Walter Mondale's home state of Minnesota (13 electoral votes) 90- Sign describing 1984 landslide when Reagan was elected for a second term
91- Sign describing Space Defense Initiative (SDI) during his administration.  Rockwell was involved in some of the SDI contracts 92- Challenger Display.  The Space Shuttle mission that resulted in the death of seven astronauts when the Challenger Space Shuttle broke apart 73 seconds into flight on January 28, 1986.
93- Nelson joins Ronald for a horse ride at his ranch in California 94- Picture of Nancy Reagan and Ted Kennedy during Ted's visit of the Museum on April 28, 2007.
95- Sign describing opening of Reagan Library in 1991.  Five presidents attended the opening, the first time in history that five Presidents were together.  They were: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Ronald Reagan. 96- Sign depicting 13 Presidential Libraries, every President since Herbert Hoover.  Nelson and Jim have been to all 13 libraries.
97- Pictures of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams.  Presidents room had portraits of the first 40 Presidents through Reagan 98- Nelson standing between portraits of Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding.  Nelson graduated from Marion Harding High school named after President Harding.  He and his family lived a mile from the Harding home in Marion, Ohio at 445 S. Vine St. while he attended Marion Harding for two years.  Nelson's sisters also graduated from Marion Harding and the family lived on S. Vine St for nearly 10 years.
99- A portion of the Berlin Wall displayed on the grounds outside of the Library. 100- Nelson pushing down the Berlin Wall
101- Gale prevents Nelson from pushing down Berlin Wall 102- Miniature White House display with back wall removed so you can view 15 rooms of the White House
103- Miniature front of White House 104- Miniature of front entrance of White House
105- Picture of signing of Declaration of Independence.  Picture shows John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin standing and John Hancock seated.
106- Reagan Tomb just outside Reagan Library and Museum

107- Grounds behind Reagan Library and Museum



108-  Jim and Heidi on bench in front of Library
109- Jim and Heidi unloading luggage at LAX on March 29th for flight home