Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Trip to the Capitol












A week ago we went as a family to our state's capitol. It was really fun, as well as educational. We simply had a blast! I took alot of pictures of the buildings. Isaac is studying our state's history right now and apart of his studies includes the assignment of completing a journal of information and pictures depicting important places. The inside of the capitol is made with marble (walls, floors, even the water fountains!) It was beautiful! The ceilings were so detailed and carved. There were George Washington seals all over the building. One in the center of the building on the floor which was roped off. We visited the Senate Gallery and the House Gallery. We also visited the State Room, where the Governor holds many special occasion functions. In there Isaac and Gabriel played on a turn of the century grand piano -- WOW! There were red velvet couches and hanging above the two different fireplaces were flags covered in glass. One flag was the very first state flag ever made. The other flag was a very old U.S. flag. We snapped pictures of the Governor's mansion as well. Then we went to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. That was impactful as it listed all the names of those lost in that war or those who were missing in action. This was a wonderful field trip. To those homeschoolers out there: don't miss out on doing this!


The picture above is in front of another memorial to the prisoners of war. Below are pictures of the boys playing in the state room (you can see the marble in the background). and of the inside of the dome that you see on the capitol building.

The next picture is of Isaac standing in front of the Vietnam Memorial. The last picture . . . .
. . . . . well, let's just say ole' George may have need of a tissue! (Gotta love my hubby's humor!)

5 comments:

Amanda said...

That looks awesome! What a great idea!!! I bet you guys had so much fun!!! I love the finger coming from behind that was great!!!!
Okay last night 520 calories 200 sit ups. Thanks for the inspiration I needed it!

I am truly blessed said...

What a fun but also educational trip. I love the two of the boys on the piano, but the last one is hillarious!!

Julie said...

Haha!! I love the last picture! I played that same piano last time I was there. :)

tommy said...

Phillip Browning's finger+ginormus Washington head=Instant Classic

Daughter of the King said...

yeah..the pictures are great...that last picture hilarious.....
and are you giving diet encouragment....we could all use it.....HELP...
Deby