Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Capitol Tour {Day 21}

This is the Capitol Building in Lincoln, Nebraska. On a beautiful, warm Sunday in September while my mom was visiting, we had the opportunity to attend a little health fair happening around the capitol building. There were samples of healthy activities, you could tour a city bus, there were coupons for health stores, live music, a library bus, comfort dogs the children could "meet", and other things like that.

Jonathan got to do this:

While he did that, Mom and I noticed a sign advertising Capitol tours! We'd been on three sides of the building and had wondered all afternoon if we could go inside but had assumed it was closed on a Sunday, so when we saw the sign we rushed around to the far side (naturally) and got our tour, complete with a very knowledgeable guide.

I should have taken notes because just a month later I can't remember most of what he said. But the capitol is beautiful, has been built and re-built three times, I think, and has been around since the pioneers.

At the end of the tour, the guide said that was all he had to say, but if we wanted to go to the top, there were the elevators! That's what my boys had been waiting for!

The highlight of the tour for my boys was the pigeon that had come inside one of the rooms at the top of the building. Of course!

So if you're ever in Lincoln and have a chance to tour the Capitol Building, do it! Or take the time to go tour your state's capitol!

That's "The Sower" on top of the building, representing Nebraska's farm country.

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