Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Capitol Time



We had a happy weekend in Sacramento.

We visited with good friends AND Sonny Boy and his girlfriend were able to come up from Santa Cruz to join us.

Big Fun!



We visited the capitol building as part of our visit.


Gotta love buildings like this.


Dome Time! It was gorgeous.


This was on the ceiling inside.


This is a memorial for a feral cat who lived on the capitol grounds for thirteen years. See was friendly and hung out on the south side of the capitol, the same side that houses the Senate--hence the name given to her.

Betty approves of this memorial.

Thanks for coming on this field trip with me!

Now get back on the bus and you'll each get a snack.


46 comments:

Catherine said...

Thanks for taking us on a tour Betty!

And how sweet is it that they gave kitty a place of honour ~ love it!

xo Catherine

Madi and Mom said...

BB your Capitol is beautiful especially against the blue sky.

The architecture reminds me of a wedding cake. I must be hungry. LOL

What a nice tribute to the feral kitty...

Madi and Mom

Gaston Studio said...

What a great tribute to the kitty, I'm not sure many places would have done the same.

Great tour Betty!

Anne Gallagher said...

Ooh, Kitty....how sweet. And the stained glass. Breathtaking.

You're such a good Betty, taking us everywhere you go. I love class trips.

Donna said...

Love the dome! The colors are beautiful!
Ahhhh....sweet Kitty!
hughugs

Georgina Dollface said...

OMG, that last photo made me all misty-eyed! It's nice to know that there are still sentimental animal-lovers out there who appreciate even the scruffiest of cats.
I love the dome photo - it reminds me of a mandala, very soothing to look at. - G

Jules said...

Oh my goodness I love domes, especially Capitols! Thanks for the trip. Only way I'll see the California Capital :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent. Memorial to a pussycat. Yay!

Tracy said...

Betty,
Thanks for the tour by 'he' took my snack and ate it so I didn't get one.....

I love the dome; it is absolutely gorgeous! and the memorial made me sad...yet happy that they cared enough to put a stone down in the kitty's honor!

Out on the prairie said...

A classy trip it sounds.

Brian said...

That is a great memorial to the Senator fur sure.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Where's my snack?

Baby Sister said...

What is the snack????

Looks like fun!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

I love architecture and those pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing. =)

Velvet Over Steel said...

Nice pictures!! Glad you had such a good time, Betty!! ~ Coreen

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lovely tour Betty, felt I was there.

Now I have jet lag again...lol

Yvonne.

Liz said...

it's pretty stinkin' awesome they memorialized the cat!

GreatGranny said...

Thanks for the tour. I approve the memorial for the kitty as well and I hope they fed her well.

Old Kitty said...

Awww lovely BB!!! I went "squeeee!" at the kitty's memorial!! Awwwwww that's just lovely!! I officially want to be adopted by Sacremento!! Take care
x

Hilary said...

I love the memorial.. and the fact that you thought it important enough to photograph and share.

Daisy said...

Sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Betty. I'm heading for the bus now because I hate to miss out on snack time. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They made a memorial for the cat - that was nice!

Linda said...

That is some elaborate artwork on the outside of the capitol building. I'm not sure we have artisans capable of that kind of work anymore. The intricate designs in the dome are fascinating, too.

Ca88andra said...

I love buildings like that!

Gigi said...

I love going on Betty's field trips!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That was a sweet memorial. Will my snack be chocolaty?
xoRobyn

Mamma has spoken said...

Thanks! I've never been there before! Just wondering what our snack will be. Bet it's cheese made from cow's milk from California! (hehe, around here we get commericals about happy cows make happy cheese in California)

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I've known a few feral cats in my day. None with such a stunning monument. Must have been some real cat lovers there.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous photos. That kitty story touched my heart.

jenny_o said...

Once again I wish I'd had a teacher like you during my field trip days!!

Yes, the kitteh memorial is Very Good.

Lin said...

Oh, what a sweet memorial!

So, you got to see your son??! :) Sweet! I'm sure that was the best part of the trip.

NotaSupermom said...

Great pictures! I've never been to Sacramento.

I found you through Susan's blog, Wild Life in the Woods.

faye said...

Thanks for the field trip..
needed a little getaway..
who drove the bus ???

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I love field trips! And snacks! Kinda like the candy on your desk today huh?

The Adorkable Ditz' Missteps

Shan said...

Thanks for letting me go on this field trip. So much better than the trip I didn't get to take in sixth grade.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That memorial is so awesome!

Wonderful captures.

Sara said...

Aw, a kitty memorial is so sweet!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the pictures are great. We lived in the Sacramento are four about four years. WE loved it. It was like one great big adventure.You can imagine being from the South it was a bit of a culture shock but we really loved living there. We saw and did so many wonderful things and one of them was taking a tour of the Capital. It is so beautiful and I love the dome. This post brought back great memories.Have you ever checked out the Blue Diamond Almond Factory on C Street? I love the gift shop there you can buy any and everything that they make. I am so glad that I have found your blog!

KLZ said...

A memorial for a feral cat? Best capitol ever.

Barbara Shallue said...

I love the memorial for the kitty! Beautiful photos - I do love buildings like that - but the memorial was the best part. Thanks for the tour!

Ann said...

a memorial for a feral cat? now how cool is that. thanks for the tour

CherylK said...

That sounds like a great day trip, Betty. Love the pics, especially that kitty memorial.

Pat Tillett said...

At first I was going to say that I must have missed that marker stone for the kitty. Then I realized I haven't been there for a long time! The cat was still around last time I was there.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty ... love those photos of Sacramento - so interesting to see them.

Thanks for coming over to follow me .. good to meet you - enjoy the weekend ... Hilary

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I love field trips with Betty. Especially in warm locations. I could almost feel the sun shining down on my poor heat-deprived body. Senator Kitty...I love that.

Barb said...

We visit Sacramento every spring when we leave CO to get out of the snow. You've shown me some parts of the Capitol I've never before seen. I'll look for the kitty's marker when I'm there in May. Your photo of the dome is wonderful.