The 1st thing I see once I step outside, onto the western side of the complex, is a massive chunk of the Berlin Wall.
It is an impressive sight, but not as impressive as the view of the mostly empty western Simi Valley/Ventura County spread out below the hillside.
You can see for miles, and it is all full of rugged hills, and mountains with pockets of development, and even a vineyard on a nearby hillside.
You can walk to the edge and see a new grove of Cherry Trees just off the slope.
The path past the lawn to reach Reagans tomb also leads to a grove of young, newly planted crab-apple trees that is called Gipper's Grove, and will be gorgeous when the trees are fully grown, and mature, and providing shade to bask under on a sunny day.
I approach the tomb from behind, walking past the stand of White Oaks, and walk around to the front.
The wind is blowing quite briskly and yet, as warm as it is, I still feel a chill as I stand, and pay my respects to Ronald Reagan.....