Wednesday, July 23, 2008

To the Capital!




Well, Maggie and I ventured downtown yesterday, Tuesday, we really wanted to do a free tour of the US Mint but upon arrival, we found out it's hard to get tickets into the place. We were told to arrive at 645 am to get in line to possibly receive tickets..um, no! Jeez, you'd think we were trying to get in and take money or something! Oh well, maybe some morning I'll be awake or want to go downtown and stand in line, I really can't see myself doing that though...oh well.
We decided to go to the capital for a free tour and to take my picture on the "one mile above sea level" step. It was hotter than the dickens and we were sweating by the time we walked up with Joseph in his walker. The tour lasted about 45 minutes, give or take, we got to see where the Supreme Court used to meet, where the Senate and House meets and we peered into the Governor's office (I thought maybe he'd be sitting there working at his desk, but no, just a secretary). Apparently, there are only 3 capitals built in the same fashion, San Antonio, TX, Denver, CO and Lansing, MI! That was a cool tid-bit, I thought. It was a nice tour, and I'm glad I got to go inside.
I work the next three nights, finished my assignment for homework this week...but still have my project to do. I'm a bit sluggish today (I'll blame the heat) I think I'll go to the pool today to lay out and relax today. No big plans, sorry.
Talk later!

4 comments:

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Well well well......

mary and john and kids said...

Hey Jenn... Loving reading your blog. Its been some of my night shift entertainment the last month or so. Now that almost all of my good friends have gone to days, I have to find other ways to keep myself awake, other than gossiping and being really catty. I love Denver (all of Colorado actually) I think you really will enjoy your drive up to Pike's Peak. Will you be driving a car? If so, the ride down was scarier than up, you'll see what I mean. Make sure you allow time to see Garden of the God's, and make sure you do the River Gorge (we took the train which was really cool). Ok, on to read Rachel's blog... Happy trails. Mary

mary and john and kids said...

Oops, hey that wasn't supposed to be from my whole fam-damily... must have used the wron account!

Julie said...

Hi Jenn I love pictures but more than that I love site seeing. I'd love to get paid for it. ALSO, I love reading the blog.