On our way up to Stowe, Vermont for a ski weekend, Steve announced that instead of driving through Burlington, like we usually do, he was driving through Montpelier. And that’s how we decided to start a State Capitol project. Yes, totally randomly like that. We will take a picture outside of every state capitol building in the country. Sure, it might take us twenty years, but we’re going to do it, dammit.
First. on the list was Montpelier, Vermont. A nice small town with a yellow domed state capitol.
And on the way back, we got a picture outside the statehouse in Albany.
Three reasons why I love this project. 1. It’s totally geeky, and geeky things make me laugh. 2. Because it takes us on new roads. Yes, going to Albany on the way home was out of our way, but the GPS took us through lovely snow covered rural roads and then put us a car ferry going over Lake Champlain, which was totally unexpected and awesome.
And then once pictures had been taken in front of the building, we found a local pub for local grub. Reason 3: local beer and local grub.