Category Archives: Capitol Buildings

Connecticut State Capitol – The Constitution State

Connecticut State CapitolWhile in New York we were able to see the New York State Capitol in Albany. It was great and we enjoyed our visit. Then later that afternoon, we were also able to see the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. I thought it was fun that we were able to see two capitol buildings in the same day 🙂 Then again, they are only about 100 miles apart.

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Hawaii State Capitol Building – Aloha State

Hawaii State Capitol BuildingOur continual pursuit of visiting all 50 state capitol buildings led us to the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. We have been to more than half of the capitols, and this one had some of the most friendly workers and tour guides. We could definitely feel the aloha spirit here. Before we even started the tour, we were let into one of the offices to take a picture of their Bronze State Seal. I love the seals, and this was so nice of them to let us do this.  Continue reading Hawaii State Capitol Building – Aloha State

Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln – The Cornhusker State

 On a trip to see some friends and visit the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, we decided to spend a few nights in Nebraska and check out their capitol in Lincoln.  The Nebraska State Capitol is often known as the “Tower on the Plains,” and its 400-foot tower can be seen as far away as 30 miles   Continue reading Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln – The Cornhusker State

New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe – The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico State Capitol - FrontWhile on a trip to Albuquerque, NM to see the annual Balloon Fiesta we added in an extra couple of day s to check out Santa Fe. We have been to many state capitol buildings as we have traveled the US, however, one of the most interesting we visited was the New Mexico State Capitol. Not only is it the only round state capitol in the United States (also known informally as “the Roundhouse”) it was also designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above. The capitol contains 232,346 square feet and was dedicated on December 8, 1966. Continue reading New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe – The Land of Enchantment

Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery – Home of the Yellowhammer State

 A few years ago while in northern Florida to see the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Florida State Capitol, The Budweiser Brewery and a few other attractions, we took a couple extra days and went up to Montgomery Alabama to meet some friends that live in Tennessee (read my post about our visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery), and tour the Alabama State Capitol Building. Continue reading Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery – Home of the Yellowhammer State

Washington State Capitol – Olympia, WA

Washinston State Capitol bldgOn our recent trip to Seattle to  watch my Angels play the Mariners at Safeco Field, we were able to check one more state capitol off our list, the Washington State Capitol in Olympia! I have seriously lost count, but it was really nice to mark this one off our list 🙂  Even though the capitol building isn’t in Seattle, it was only an hour and ½ away, so we made a day trip out of it. Continue reading Washington State Capitol – Olympia, WA

Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa

 On a trip to Iowa to visit some customers of my former employer, we went a little bit further and checked off another capitol, the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Not sure what number capitol this was that we visited, but we were very to be able to see it and explore a little bit of Iowa while we were at it. One of the first things we learned about the Iowa State Capitol was that it was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country. I found that quite interesting. Continue reading Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to New York!

Brooklyn Bridge in New York CityI am beyond excited that our trip to New York City is only two weeks away! What started as a crazy statement after a few drinks last Halloween, is about to happen! We have been all over the U.S., parts of Europe and Mexico, but never been to New York City. Crazy huh? I have hardly been able to contain myself and have done a couple of recent posts about New York City. The first one was about the amazing Manhattan Bridges and the other one is titled The Top 10 Free Manhattan Activities on Our To-Do List. Continue reading Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to New York!

Florida State Capitol Building – The Sunshine State

FL Captiol FrontA wonderful trip to the panhandle of Florida, lead us to stop in Tallahassee to tour the Florida State Capitol. It is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What we found interesting is that there are actually two buildings. We eagerly decided to tour both, if we could. When we arrived, we found out that they do have guided tours, but we missed the last one for the day, but were able to pick up a self-guided tour brochure and found our way around this amazing capitol building. Continue reading Florida State Capitol Building – The Sunshine State

Top 12 Free Things to do on Oahu – Part 1 of 2

DrinksMy sister and brother-in-law were getting ready to head off to Oahu, Hawaii to celebrate their 25th anniversary, so I thought I would do some research and find a few free things for them to do.  Gene and I have been to Maui, but never been to Oahu.  I have to say I am very envious of her right now, however  I am waiting  with bated breath to hear what they liked the most on their trip.  lol. In the meantime, here are the first 6 of my top 12 free things I would like to see and do if we were heading to Oahu. (in no particular order).  Check below for a link to Part 2.  Continue reading Top 12 Free Things to do on Oahu – Part 1 of 2