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The State House: Indiana

After lunch, we had one stop left on the way home, the Indiana Statehouse.  However, before we headed into downtown Indy, we had to stop to see our good friend Andy.  Andy works for the Boys Scouts of America,which is how we met him, and was out at Belzer Scout Camp for the afternoon working… Continue reading The State House: Indiana

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The State House: Ohio

After leaving Hopewell Culture, we headed out of the ancient world and back into modernity. Trips to state capitol buildings had been sort of a bust for us on our trip.  Several times we settled for drive by photographs as we struggled to find parking in downtown city areas.  As far as capitols go this… Continue reading The State House: Ohio

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The State House: West Virginia

Finally a capitol that held up to our expectations! Charleston, West Virginia offers ample metered parking for visitors, unlike the other states we’ve been to this trip with the exception of Florida.  After having pepperoni rolls, we walked through the veterans memorial and over to the capitol.  On the way over, my friend Deborah took… Continue reading The State House: West Virginia

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The State House: Virginia

After leaving Colonial Williamsburg, we drove to Richmond to see the capitol of Virginia.  Richmond followed the pattern of capitols surrounded by one-way streets and no public parking.  Finally finding a parking garage, it turned out to be blocked off for construction.  We then discovered some on-street parking, but all spots were full.  Suffering from… Continue reading The State House: Virginia

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The State House: Florida

After leaving the small town of Eufaula, Alabama, we followed the state border south, crossing into Georgia at a strange town named Fort Gaines.  Fort Gaines is apparently half in Alabama and half in Georgia.  They want you to be very clear which state you are in.  Every store, street sign, or advertisement we saw… Continue reading The State House: Florida

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The State House: Illinois

Illinois’ Capitol joins our list of visited state houses at number eleven.  Each Capitol has a unique feature, and for Illinois the silver dome definitely stood out to us as something different.   After posing with a statue of the 16th President, we climbed the steps to the visitor’s entrance of the Capitol and passed… Continue reading The State House: Illinois

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The State House: Tennessee

We didn’t plan to stop for long in Nashville on the way south from Mammoth Caves, but we did want to see the Tennessee State Capitol to add to our collection.   This is where our evening started to go south (no pun intended).  Downtown Nashville is a nightmare.  One way streets coupled with zero… Continue reading The State House: Tennessee

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The State House: Colorado

Sadly, we had to leave Estes Park the morning after our chuckwagon show.  We headed back down the canyon and towards home.  First stop, Denver. It was a little hazy heading into downtown Denver.  We were driving past Coors Field, which got the boys' attention. But our destination was the Colorado State Capitol building.  Once… Continue reading The State House: Colorado