Quick visit to Sagamore Hill

sagamorehilllongshotOn our way out to friends’ home on Long Island Wednesday, we made a quick stop at Sagamore Hill—Theodore Roosevelt’s home—which I’d never visited before. Unlike the Grover Cleveland museum in New Jersey (which is very informative, but very small), Sagamore Hill is a very large site/museum, and will require another trip to actually see it all. But a quick impression: gorgeous house in a wonderful setting, and the museum in TR Jr’s house (out behind the main house) is well laid out. We didn’t actually get a chance to get into the main house: tickets are required for guided tours, and we just didn’t have the time.

sagamorehillgiftshopHowever, a quick stop in the gift shop presented me with a very pleasant surprise: The Presidential Book of Lists on the shelf, eagerly awaiting new homes (there were several copies there). I was excited when it first came out and I saw it for the first time on the shelves of a bookstore. Now I realize I’m still excited to find it on the shelves, especially at a Presidential home, where it really ought to be. Hurray!

 

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