October 30, 2012

31 Trips in Cali, Day 21: Sacramento, State Capitol

 As I was editing photos for this post, I realized that just as with yesterday's visit to the Mission, the sole reason behind our trip to the state capitol in Sacramento was because we had a 4th grader in the house.

I've read that Sacramento is a vibrant, interesting city with lots of cool neighborhoods and restaurants and all the culture that comes with a good-sized city.  Still, there's not much compelling us to travel there.  This half-day visit to the state capitol was tacked onto our longer trip to San Francisco. The capitol is interesting and packed with history, not to mention that it's a working building, not just some dusty old museum. But honestly, it's not a trip I would've planned without the 4th grade curriculum, focusing on state history. 

Here we go:

Ornate ceiling in the Senate chamber
Current governor, Jerry Brown
Popular former Governor
Inside the congressional chamber
Lily in front of the governor's office, guarded by "Mike the Bear"

Mounted police on the front lawn
If you'd like to see more shots of the capitol building, and some taken around the Old Town area, check out this longer post written shortly after our visit: Sacramento With Kids.   

Thanks for coming along! Come back for Day 22 of my 31 Trips in California series, when we'll take a cruise on a mountain lake.

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