the beautiful building you see was originally the State House. . .
but is now the State Capitol Museum. . .
and no longer houses any of the government offices. . .
Government functions are now housed separately. . .
Senate in the left front. . .
Congress in the right front. . .
and the Governor’s Offices in the building you see to the back of the Capitol Dome. . .
somewhat interesting. . .
I sort of admire the fact that they moved out
into utilitarian style buildings
rather than building another
Taj Mahal style State House. . .
while I could appreciate what the State Museum
represented, and the effort to tell the story of Arizona,
and how it came to be. . .
what we really, really enjoyed was the park like setting
of the Capitol Complex. . .and all the many ways they’ve chosen
to show honor to our heroes. . .
the tribute to those who lost their lives on the
USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, was just magnificently done. . .
perhaps the best I’ve ever seen. . .
Each hanging plate has a hero’s name on it. . .
We truly, truly encourage you to go and see it for yourself. . .
Tribute to all fallen heroes
Did you know this about the Field Cross?
I get choked up every time I see one. . .
our beloved heroes who sacrificed so much
during and after the Vietnam War. . .
a really fabulous monument to the Bill of Rights. . .
(forgot to get a pic, so this is a copy of a postcard)
of which, of course, our fave is # II. . .
it’s that Texan Blood. . .
Fallen K9 Tribute
I’m sure you can tell. . .we had such a great day exploring. . .
It amazes me that a couple days ago,
we hiked three miles UP a mountain,
and I came home worn to a nub. . .
Today we hiked three miles at IKEA,
and the State Capitol, and all is well. . .
go figure. . .ha ha!
I’m gonna say it was the A/C that made the difference. . .right?
See you next time at the Cummins Shop. . .
taking the rig over there tomorrow,
and will spend the night at their facility. . .
hooked up to their 50A. . .yes!
Janice and Dave