During the eight years he was president, Ronald Reagan spent about 350 days -- almost 1/8th of his presidency -- at Rancho del Cielo. Photographer Steve Malone, right, took thousands of pictures of the first family when they were at the ranch. As a result of all this exposure to the 40th president and his family, he has a cache of interesting stories. Steve works for the Santa Barbara News-Press.
Photos and text © Gleaves Whitney 2004