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.