Season 2, Episode 38-Gerald Ford and Alexandria

S2 E40 Ronald Reagan and Rancho del Cielo Visiting the Presidents

What we've got here is NOT a failure to communicate with the Great Communicator's homes in California! Learn about Ronald Reagan's turn to national politics; his election and Presidency; his wives, Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis Reagan, and children; as well as his homes in Sacramento, Bel Air, and the Rancho del Cielo!Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: 1's Ronald Reagan Episode: "Ronald Reagan and Tampico"Support the showVisit the social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Get your "Visiting the Presidents" Merchandise at!
  1. S2 E40 Ronald Reagan and Rancho del Cielo
  2. S2 E39 Jimmy Carter and the Carter Home
  3. S2 E38 Gerald Ford and Alexandria
  4. S2 E37 Richard Nixon and La Casa Pacifica
  5. S2 E36 Lyndon Johnson and the LBJ Ranch

Our only man to serve as vice president and President without being elected to either, Gerald Ford, had homes across the United States, including Virginia, Michigan, Colorado, and California! Learn about his odd transition from House minority leader to the White House; his brief administration; his wife, Betty, and children; as well as his homes!

Be sure to check out Gerald Ford’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “Gerald Ford and Omaha”!

Gerald Ford’s House in Alexandria from National Park Service.

“Ford Loved Vail, and It was Mutual” from Denver Post.

Gerald Ford’s Vail home for sale from

Gerald Ford’s Beaver Creek home from Colorado Homes.

The Ford Estate listing from SandDune.

Inside President Gerald Ford’s Desert Getaway from Town and Country.

“The Lime Grows On You” from Palm Springs Life.

From My Visit to Rancho Mirage in April 2022!

The Gerald Ford Home in Alexandria

The Gerald Ford home in Alexandria.

The Ford home in Vail

Christmas in Vail

The Ford’s Beaver Creek home, post-Presidency

The Ford Estate at Rancho Mirage

Betty and Gerald in their Rancho Mirage dining room.

Gerald Ford home: 514 Crown View Drive, Alexandria, Virginia.

Recommended Reading for Gerald Ford

James Cannon, Gerald Ford: An Honorable Life.
Barry Werth, 31 Days: Gerald Ford, The Nixon Pardon, and a Government in Crisis.
Douglas Brinkley, Gerald R. Ford.
Gerald Ford, A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R Ford.
Richard Norton Smith, An Ordinary Man: The Surprising Life and Historic Presidency of Gerald R Ford.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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