Sunday, June 20, 2010

State Capitol Treasure Hunt

Today there was an Art Treasure Hunt at our state capitol. We had never been there and I thought this sounded like a fun way to see it. The best part was that it was FREE! Not only the hunt but also parking since we went on a Sunday. Yeah!!! Can I just say that we all absolutely LOVED it! During our "hunt" we came across a guided tour (free) that was going up to the tippy top where those golden horses are. We tagged along and after winding up some very long stairs....we came out to a balcony and got to stand right next to those gold horses! I was soooooooo winded by the time we got to the top, it was a good thing I could just stand there and catch my breath. The girls were so excited was worth it! The view was magnificent!! They started us off by giving us a large brochure with 12 pictures of the items we had to find. There was a place to put a gold star as we found each one. There were three floors to explore plus the cafeteria down in the basement. Simple, but very effective and FUN!
Yup, Miracle found this one on our list. There were quite a few statues.....but this is the one we needed! She's quite proud of herself! LOL
An "Old Fashioned" phone. LOL I really do feel old! They still have a hard time believing that I didn't have a cell phone or Internet growing up.
Aren't they just the cutest?
Admiring their conquest this afternoon. We found all the artwork on all three floors! We also saw the Senate, House of Reps, Supreme Court and all their corresponding offices.
The architecture was breathtaking, but I'll let Pillar blog about that. She took something like 100 pics before we deleted and organized. As it turns out she has quite the eye for art and architecture.
We came home to a nice clean house that smelled heavenly because of the roast, carrots, and potatoes that I had put in the crock pot before we left. I'm so glad I planned ahead! And to top off our wonderful day we watched Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn before bed. I love old things. Old books, old movies, old buildings. Ahhhhhh! So nice!! I hope you had a wonderful day as well!
PS....I forgot to mention one very important detail about today. One that I mussn't forget!! On our way to the capitol we had to stop at DQ because 2 of the girls accomplished VERY hard goals this week! Pillar completed a two week science module in only one week AND got an A on it and Rosebud did 100 random multiplication problems in 2:36! So we celebrated!! I told was just a really great day!


Mrs. Taffy said...

Nice! You did have a great day! WE just worked all weekend! But we will think it's "nice" come this winter when our house will be so warm and toasty practically for free! :o) Love you guys!

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