Mackerel! It's the Sacred Cod!
attended an AHEM State House trip. Since my mom arranges these
trips, I had no choice. Sounds fun, no? But, don't be deterred.
It was actually a good experience. I highly recommend going on
this field trip. I'll tell you about it.
when everyone arrived, we sat down and talked with a state senator
and a representative. They asked us what towns we lived in, and
a few other questions. The state senator, Bruce Tarr, arrived
by jumping over a railing. That made a good impression with me.
He talked with us, then politely took his leave because he had
to be somewhere else. The representative was Ted Speliotis. He
was very nice, as was Senator Tarr. Representative Speliotis was
very amusing and cracked quite a few jokes (a few of which were
on the corny side, but he had his share of good jokes, too). He
was very friendly and talked for quite a while. Both of these
people were interesting to talk with.
the tour started. We observed (almost) every nook and cranny of
the State House, admiring the artistry, architecture, etc... etc
(I say "almost" because we didn't go up into the gold
dome. Our tour guide didn't know that you could go up there, until
one of the homeschoolers inquired about going up there.) There
was one room that was encircled by ancient flags. It was very
cool. There were beautifully ornate marble floors.
the House of Representatives and the Senate chambers, along with
the holy mackerel and the sacred cod (to learn more about these
you will have to go on a field trip).
State House is such an interesting place, it is worth it just
to go and look around. But we also got to learn a bundle of history.
It's really worth your time. I liked it so much, I've been on
the tour twice!
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