Fist thing is first, after breakfast that is. As we have been making are way around to see all of the sites we have been making a special point to see each of the Capitol buildings. So, since we were in Phoenix it only made sense to stop in. The Arizona Capitol building is actually called the Capitol museum and it is exactly that. The staff at the visitor stations were beyond helpful they gave us a map and information on the exhibits. The kids were quite taken and talked to them extensively, then we walked around the Capitol.
After we checked out the Capitol and visited each floor we returned to the visitor center/gift shop. The clerk there had put together some “school group” bags and offered them to the kids. They had two post card,s a pencil, two stickers of the state seal, and a little copper pot and small pebble of turquoise in them. The kids were thrilled. They explained that they are usually for school groups but since the kids were homeschooled they wanted to offer it to them too. She also stamped a copper print paper with the Capitol passport stamp for us to put in our passport book. We bought a few extra postcards and state seal stickers and left.
I wish I had more pictures but it was the perfect time to visit as a lot of the cacti were in bloom especially the saguaro which is the Arizona state flower.
Our first stop after the Capitol was in Cape Verde at Montezuma’s Castle. It is a whole community of pueblo style homes built 50 feet up steep wall in little nook in the lime stone. They believe the community was there about 700 years ago and chose to build in the side of the cliff to be out of the flood plane and for protection.
Tuzigoot ruins also in Cape Verde
Then we took the scenic route up to Flagstaff through Sedona, which was AMAZING!!!
The kids kept saying that, “we need to get an apartment here mommy!” “Are you going to bring us back here to play, we need to live here and have an apartment here mommy.”
God sure did know what he was doing this amazing planet and people he created is so diverse and amazing!