Yesterday I went with some good friends to the capitol of Missouri: Jefferson City. My friend Nate needed to write a paper on the capitol building for his college course, so his parents and I drove up there in the afternoon. Jonathan and Lisa have been in my life nearly as long as I can remember (they were the leaders of the mission trip I went on to Brasil in 2001.) Nate, Meg, and Nicole, and my brother and I all grew up together/apart. Since they were missionaries to Brasil, we would reconnect every time they were in town. So, we're pretty much like cousins now!
JC Fast Facts:
Jefferson City is the 2nd city for the MO State capitol, and the current building is the fourth building.
Jefferson City was built as a city BECAUSE they wanted to make it the capitol!
The capitol building is completely made out of stone (minus the occasional wooden door and desk.)
The building is four stories high.
Walt Disney lived in MO for 4 years of his childhood.
This is actually remnants of a flag from the Civil War. Much of the flag has decomposed, and the remains are set on a print of the former flag.