Across from the capital was Battery Park which sported palm trees, not naturally to the area, and an armory museum. After touring the museum, we had lunch on the walkway between the state capitol and the state museum. A statue of Huey P. Long loomed over us as we headed to the museum.
Funny story…nothing was more entertaining about the museum than the security guard. My family and I believed the museum to be free. So when my aunt ask the front desk security guard the price, he said, “That will be forty-six dollars.” My aunt faced us and stared shaking her head. Of course we all look at each other in confusion because we know it is supposed to be free. Then the guard burst out in laughter, grabs a water bottle, and says, “Thank you. Thank you very much for this award.” Rightly he believed he deserved an Academy Award for his performance. Quite frankly I don’t think I can disagree!
The total cost for this excursion: FREE
My advice is if you live near a state capitol or will be travel to an area near one, take the opportunity to stop and explore. You never know what you might find!
At this time I have no novels were someone visits a state capitol, kind of sad really. However, I do have a series in the works set in Louisiana before the Civil War. During the time of fancy gowns and opulent homes, this story is all about mistaken identity.
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Feel free to leave comments about what you've found when you visited a state capitol. I would love to hear your ideas!