The car that won Best of Show and the coveted America's Cup, was the same color car as Bernie's, Green. Unusual for a green car to win it all!!!
The show field had little to be desired. We had gone to shows there in the 90's at the same hotel and we parked on grass under trees and it was wonderful. This year, ugh! Glad we didn't take the car, what a mess after the rain we had the night before.
So without having the car there, we were able to do other things of interest.
We took a tour of the Eisenhower Farm. This farm was purchased in 1950 by Dwight and his wife, Mamie. It was purchased to be a retreat as well as their retirement home. He loved farming and had over 197 acres of land there across the street from the battlefield. It also became the make shift White House when he had his heart attack in 1955. He recuperated there as well as ran the nation from this small office.
Next is a picture of his formal living room that they never used. It contained two pianos as both played, but Mamie played the best by ear. Also, this room contained a fireplace that originally was in the White House. They paid $500 for it.
|Piano with all the family photos.|
|Fireplace from the White|