After I washed the mud off from the previous day's arts and crafting, my sister and I went to the West Virginia State Capitol grounds.
Fun Fact: While growing up in Charleston, WV, my family would often go to the state capitol grounds. I must have seen enough because I've never been to another one. I lived in Raleigh, NC for almost three years I never saw the NC state capitol. Never even drove by. Ditto for the OH state capitol for the six years I've lived in Columbus. Maybe that should be one of my summer places to go. Anybody know where it is? Want to come with me?
The first thing we did was escape the rain (Rain, Rain, Go Away!) into the WV Cultural Center where we poked around and I covertly took pictures of some of the coolest quilts I have ever seen! It makes me want to learn to sew. Because, you know, I don't have enough going on.
During a brief rain lull, we made our way to the capitol building. Here Senior Democratic Senator Robert C. Byrd and I reenact a scene from E.T.
Finally there was a wee bit o' sunshine and we got to walk around the grounds. The magnolia trees were in bloom, and it dawned on me...I don't think we have magnolia trees in Ohio. Do we? I can't recall ever seeing one here. They are my absolutely my favorite, and I'd completely forgotten about them.