Here is the Utah State Capital Building.
"Everyone needs a water-buffalo!" or at least a buffalo to climb on.
We met up with Danna and kids for a fun day. First we had to eat lunch. This was the perfect spot. Lots of places to climb and run around.
The kids climbed all the way up the steps and waved till we looked.
We went inside for a tour. This is an amazing building. We played the bingo game they have with little pictures of different parts of the building. We had to look everywhere to find them all. Here is the link for the game.
The kids took a Utah State History class this last year so they actually hung on every word the Docent shared with us about this building. Many things were familiar and some were new.
This is the view from the fourth floor looking out toward the SLC Airport.
This is where the House of Representatives meet. They weren't in session but we can come back when they are and sit in the balcony to listen. That would be cool.
My favorite part of capitals are the dome murals and the huge chandlers. When I was 12 years old my Grandpa Ivon and Grandma Evelyn took my sister and I on a cross country trip. We covered about 30 states and saw about 25 state capital buildings. The dome was the best part. For my sister it was the squirrels.
The Gold Room, literally.
Every good capital building needs a good safe.
Baby Edmund is a little confused. He calls the capital building a temple. They are very different in purpose but both are large and made of stone so this makes them the same to him.
All of the kids touched the temple. Some of them found little places to snuggle into.
We went to the Family History library and asked of they could find someone for us. Our old bishop and his wife from Castro Valley ward are there. It took a while to find them but they were safely on the 3rd floor right where they were called to serve. It was fun to give them a big hug and catch up on their mission. They have only been out 3 months.
In a few weeks Mike and I are going to go back to the SL Temple for our 15 year anniversary. I hope to spend a bit more time at the visitor center looking at the miniature model of the temple they have on display. We only had about 2 minutes to see it before we had to get going.
We ended up at a baseball game. Mike's business trip for work is actually what brought us to the city in the first place. They invited families to join them in the evening after the conference for a BBQ dinner and to watch the Salt Lake Bees vs. Sacramento's team.
We didn't last till the end of the game it was going too late. Some of the kids were bored so we played at a small park they have at the stadium and we road a little train for free. That was Edmund's favorite part. "Choo Choo!" The drive home was long and finally all the kids fell asleep. What an adventure!