Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Indiana Statehouse for President's Day Weekend

I had the opportunity, along with about 25 or so other blogging moms from around Indiana, to meet with Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman this week. It was mostly a Q and A session (which turned into a lively discussion about healthy food in school cafeterias), and it was really interesting to see the diverse viewpoints, blog focuses, and geographical regions represented by the group.

It was also a chance to wander around one of my old stomping grounds, the Indiana Statehouse, our beautiful capital building in downtown Indianapolis. Before the days of chasing after the arrow, I worked for the previous mayor of Indianapolis and often found myself at the Statehouse. (Embarassingly enough I once tripped down a flight of stairs there and sprained my ankle.)

Since it's President's Day weekend, I thought we should say hello to two of our nation's finest, who you'll find gracing the grounds and halls of the Indiana Statehouse.

George Washington at the Indiana Statehouse

Abraham Lincoln at the Indiana Statehouse

The Indiana Statehouse
I'm sort of a dork when it comes to beautiful government buildings... I love the sense of "important things happen here" you get when you step inside. (Washington, DC sends me into a frenzy!) If you find yourself in Indianapolis, the Indiana Statehouse is definitely worth walking through. I've never taken the arrow, but I'm confident he'd love hearing the sound of his voice bouncing off the high ceilings and running wild on the marble floors.

If you'd like to hear more about the time we had with the Lt. Governor, I enjoyed the posts that Angie at Just Like the Number and Amy at The 4th Frog wrote.

If You Visit:
Indiana Statehouse
The main entrance is found at the corner of Capital and Market
Note: Security lines are much shorter if you enter through the back entrance on the west side of the building.
Tours are offered. Contact the Indiana Statehouse Tour Office to make arrangements.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.