Monday, July 4, 2011

Louisiana Landmarks

We've had a busy 4th of July weekend, however, we managed to squeeze in a few hours of family fun in the midst of summer camps, church cookouts, and traveling to switch trucks. We visited Baton Rouge to take a closer look at some of the landmarks we have passed by for the last 3 years and never gotten to see. First we went inside the state capitol building.  Built in just 29 months the 34-story, 450 ft skyscraper is said to be the tallest state capitol building in the U.S.  It is also the sight of Gov. Huey Long's assassination in 1935.  There is quite a view from the observation deck on the 27th floor. You can see the Mississippi river, Exxon, and all of downtown. Not sure why there is a fake snake on the desk in the Legislature.

After touring the capitol building and gardens, we decided to venture into another local monument, Frost Top, for a classic root beer float. A yummy treat when it feels like 105 degrees outside.

Hope you all enjoy a safe July 4th and thank a soldier for their service to our country! Happy birthday USA!

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