Field Trip, part 2:
After leaving the Indiana State Museum, it was off for a pleasant walk along the canal to the Indiana State Capitol building.
Excuse the cruddy photo, but we were excited to see Governor Mitch Daniels finishing up a press conference where he was signing a Charter Schools Bill. Side note – I’m sorry Daniels has decided against running for President. He’s not the perfect conservative, to be sure, but he’s taken on the powerful teachers’ union (something I thought I’d never see) and has kept Indiana in the black during a time when most of our neighbors are bleeding red.
Here’s the house of representatives chamber. I love the mural – reminds me of the Thomas Hart Benton murals, originally done for a World’s Fair, that are so familiar to me from my days at IU. While we were here, our guide asked who our representative was, and I was the only one (among the 100+ students, parents, and teachers) who knew it was Jeff Espich – is it just me, or do you find this odd? Heaven knows I’ve contacted Mr. Espich enough, over various issues :).