Yesterday, I told you a little about the Capitol Exhibit.
Actually traveling to Jefferson City was is a whole other story.
On Wednesday after school, I picked up the blue Altima with the license plate '58'. It is so weird driving a car that you aren't used to. The windshield wipers, cruise control, and all other gauges and switches are in different spots, it takes a little time to adjust.
Around 7:30 Thursday morning, I loaded up the car with my phone charger, coffee, water, chips, apple, almonds, sunglasses, chapstick, and other assorted necessities. After adjusting the mirror and the seat, I pulled out of the driveway and hit the open road.
I began the 3+ hour journey with my headphones in. I wanted to finish Wonder. Wow. What a great book. I probably should have waited to finish it though because I did not pack any kleenexes and there are SO many parts that just make you want to cry. Not always because they are sad, but because they are heartwarming.
At about the halfway point in the trip, I had finished the book, so I switched over to music. I spent a lot of time searching for different channels, avoiding morning talk shows, trying to find the best driving songs. I rarely listen to local radio stations, so it was fun. My favorite music when driving through the country is old country songs, it just sounds right. When you are surrounded by cows and fields, rap and hip hop just sounds so wrong.
Once I got to the Capitol, I realized that parking was going to be a challenge. Congress is currently in session and there are many people on the Hill. Every lot seemed to be full. I finally found a parking garage a few blocks away and parked the Altima.
Then I made my way to the Capitol. Sadly, the flowering trees had been shocked with a recent freeze so the usually pink buds were brown and dead looking.
When I got in the building, after going through security, I made my way to the 3rd floor. My students started arriving right away. I spent a little time visiting with them and their families. I also got to talk to some art teacher friends of mine who were in town for the exhibit.
At 12:30, we made our way down to the 2nd floor. After waiting FOREVER, it was our turn. We stood on the stairs until it was time to go across the stage. My students were so nervous. Especially after I told them that they had to give a speech. That was a lie. But it was funny to see their faces. One of the ladies working the event went along with it, and she also told them they had to give a speech. It was so funny!
After the exhibit and a few pictures, it was time to head home. Tune in tomorrow to hear about Cree Mee!!
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