17 02, 2020

Gerald Ford Stayed In His Own House, Not The White House, After He Became President (Cool Weird Awesome 239)

By |2020-02-17T09:00:19-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Since 1800, presidents have made the White House their home base. But there have been a few times when new presidents took office unexpectedly and the world's most powerful address wasn’t yet available to them. For Gerald Ford in 1974, that meant he spent the first 10 days of his presidency living at his family home in Alexandria, Virginia.

1 11, 2012

Ike is a Highway: The Eisenhower Statue in Alexandria, Va

By |2012-12-29T02:37:17-05:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Dead Presidents, Places, Travel|Tags: , , |

If you want to like Ike while in the DC area, take the Metro Yellow Line down to King Street station and walk a half mile or so through Alexandria to Eisenhower Circle, built to officially mark the start of the Eisenhower national expressway system.