Monday, October 27, 2014

Richmond, Virginia State Capitol

This statehouse was designed by Thomas Jefferson and it flows very nicely. It is so rich with history too. I didn't get any photos of the outside for several reasons; it was raining and the entrance is underground which was hard to find. 

Here's a copy of the Declaration of Independence. 

I already forgot what the two symbols in the corners mean. I'm pretty sure one is the state symbol. 

This is the only time George Washington stood for a artist. Plaster of paris was used on his face and turkey quills were used in his nostrils and mouth so he could breathe. Also he never got to see the finished product. 

The old house of representatives, that is no longer used. 

Nolan under my chair.

Fun fact: South Carolina is the only state to still have the original Mace. Virginia sold theirs for $100 to a silver smith. 

Robert E. Lee

Nolan then started taking pictures for me. 

 There is so much more about this town that I want to learn. We'll have to stop back by. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Charleston, West Virginia State Capitol

This is a coal mining town and doesn't appear to have much to do for tourist. It turns out there is plenty to do for a day or two. 

The capitol was amazing on the outside from the gold dome to the inside marble and crystal. 

Nolan wanted a picture of the dodecahedron. I love how they displayed so much about their state. 

The chandaler in the rotunda is so heavy that it takes 3 hours to lower by a hand crank. 

This is in the senate.

The leaves of the native trees. 

Where the governor makes press conferences. 

This was seen on our way out. 

A huge replica of their state quarter. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leaving Aunt Julie's

We had so much fun at their house and can't wait to go back. Isaac asked to wait outside while we packed up. 

Nolan wanted to play video games. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Columbus, Ohio Zoo

It was pretty awesome and we didn't even get to see the whole thing. We will definitely be back.