Where the Skies Are Not Cloudy...

The Reagans' ranch is their retreat

He calls it Rancho del Cielo—his ranch in the sky—and it is a continent and an era away from the life he will be leading in Washington, D.C. The 688 acres of rugged land nestle in the Santa Ynez Mountains, 2,200ft. above the Pacific Ocean, about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The Reagans raise a few cattle on the isolated spread they bought six years ago, but they use it mainly, and eagerly, as a retreat. And so jealously do they guard their privacy that few outsiders...

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