They headed downtown in the morning to meet with the other teenpact participants. The meeting took place in the old State Capitol building. I remember going on field trips here when I was a school kid. Only when I went, it wasn't the "old" building, it was actually a building that was in use and the state legislators were in session! LOL Now, it's a museum and the new buildings are just behind these buildings.
Weather vane on top of the copper dome. They were told that, back in the old days, the cowboys would shoot their pistols at the weather vane to watch it spin around. Perfectly natural, this was the wild west afterall. :)
checking out one of the statues
starting the session off w/ prayer on the capitol grounds. :)
After learning about parliamentary procedure and the process of walking a bill through legislature, they had a scavenger hunt through the capitol rotunda where they learned more about the capitol by reading the placards, looking at the memorabilia and talking with the guards.
E and A looking down from the 4th floor of the Rotunda.
Cool view from the top floor looking down.
Looking up through the copper domed roof at the weather vane
A looking down on the floor of old House of Representatives
Aren't the desks cool. :)
Old House of Rep.
They had a great day, learned a ton and are looking forward to next year. All three of them, Mark included, highly recommend checking out Teen Pact for a great intro to government.