Setting it up this way allows me to not have to worry about scheduling childcare for the weekends, as i have the minions every weekend. And with such a short trip, you'll hit the most important placed, and not get bored of the trip! Of course, this only works for close distances, as long travel times (ie, Europe) would greatly cut into the trip, and the cost-benefit of the tickets vs. the time spend there would be lopsided.
None the less, today we have the capital of California: SACRAMENTO!
This was more of a historical trip than planned, and boy was i thrilled about it! California has such an amazingly rich history, with the Spanish Priests settling the coast, the gold rush of 1849, and eventually becoming a state in 1850. But not before being its * very own country * for a sum total of 25 days, known as the California Republic, in 1846.
The Capitol Building was the highlight of the visit
The seal of the California Senate, found all around the Capitol.
The California Bear, standing outside of Governor Jerry Brown's office.
Both the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor were not at work during my visit. Shocking.
Fun Fact: It was spotted by our last governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at a resort during a skiing trip. He liked it so much he immediately purchased it from the owner and had it flown back and installed in front of his office, where it remains today.
And finally, i got to shake hands with perhaps the most well know Governor of California, turned President, Ronald Reagan!
If you've never been to Sacramento, and would love to get knee deep in some Calfornia history, i'd highly recommend it. A very cool, albeit short, trip.