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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

There was money to be made in the banking and investment business, even 100 years ago!  Here are the fruits of that labor

On a strip of land, jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in southern Maine near the town of Kennebunkport, is an estate.  Originally called Walker's Point, it is now known as the Bush Compound.  The property has been in the Bush Family for over 100 years, having been purchased by George H. Walker, an investment banker and financier, who just happens to be the grandfather of our 41st President.  Bush41 considered Walker's Point to be the summer Whitehouse and spent vacations there as well as often hosting visits from national leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

George W. Bush, our more recent President Bush often visits here with his family.  The "bungalow" includes "9 bedrooms, 4 sitting rooms, an office, a den, a library, a dining room, a kitchen and various patios and decks, " according to Wikipedia.  I managed to snap a few shots of the place while we were in that area.
A closer look--


The Secret Service housing....that must be tough duty now!

I think this is former President George Bush 41's boat.
I thought this was the house that 'big oil' built...I was mistaken.  The funds came from investment banking. 


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20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

so if we dont hear from you soon we will know the government has you in for questioning after taking these pics right? lol. nice place.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I'm with Brian! The big satellite is likely trained on your home and wormed into your hard drive as we speak! Isn't there security around the place?

Sonya said...

Wow, must be nice..lol

4 Lettre Words said...

Wow! Really cool.

Happy Sunday!

Steven Anthony said...

love this post...i wouldnt mind a "bungalo" like that;) lol

DJan said...

Bungalow, huh? Well, he does need a place to entertain all the dignitaries that probably still visit him. And he must still have money although he managed to divest a few of us of ours!

Writing Without Periods! said...

I've visited Kennebunkport (sp) and thought the area was beautiful. There's a nice B&B close by. I'd be a S.S. person if I could live there! Of course they might not want me...since I don't know how to shot a gun. But I could learn.
Mary

May said...

Funny post!!!!! Loved it!!!! I too wouldn't mind a bungalow by the seaside!!! Sheer bliss...:-)

Frau said...

Gorgeous house and pictures!

hummer said...

Fascinating history I did not know. Beautiful place I can understand why so many love the area. You have a way with words. I was just reading about your sister. Great to have that kind of relationship. I am an only child. Enjoy!

Eva Gallant said...

hummer: It's amazing what you can find on Google! I took the photos, then Googled Walker's Point; that led to the info I posted!

May: It's a beautiful location and a beautiful place, although the photos are as close as I'll ever get to it. There was no red carpet with a "Welcome Eva" sign!

Steven: Who wouldn't!

Sonya: It's a beauty!

Linda said...

I'm surprised you got close enough for the photos without being arrested! Too many rooms to clean for me!
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Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Beautiful photos! I'm afraid our beaches here along the gulf coast won't be that pretty for a very long time thanks to that oil spill. Enjoy your scenery and don't take it for granted!

p.s. - Like your new profile photo, looks great!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What I wouldn't give to live so close to the ocean! How beautiful!

natalee said...

LOL!!! brian kills me!!!!!! that house is gorgeous

lakeviewer said...

Watch out, someone may be taking pictures of you. It's a beautiful place; lucky them.

Jingle said...

Good Morning:

Nice to hear from you.
Happy May, take good care.

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Unknown Mami said...

That's a pretty snazzy bungalow. You need to finagle an invite.

Marla said...

Amazing photos. You should go into the spy business. lol