Have you heard the term "Stacation"? It means staying at home and seeing local things instead of driving or flying to exotic spots during vacation.
Tyler made a spontaneous request that we stop and visit the Alberta Legislative Building when we were in the city the other day - and it was a great suggestion! This place was actually on my list of places to visit since I've never once been inside. Usually kids visit here on a grade 6 fieldtrip when they study local government. But I've never had the privilege of supervising that trip so it was definitely time for me to go too!
The weather was gorgeous and the grounds were packed with people eating, visiting or exercising on their lunch break. It's a lovely, lovely place with very spacious well kept grounds.
The fountain and pool areas were full of people, enjoying the sunshine and the water. Kids can wade and play in the pools which are a huge attraction during the summer months.
I love this group that is outside on the grounds. It makes me remember how important families and individuals are to our province.
The Center Rotunda area has many plagues and special displays honoring historic events and people. (It was really, really dark too!)
These 2 have such a routine when it comes to taking self portraits. They've done it in many, many places around the world!
Inside looking out!
Thanks for the request to visit, Tyler . I enjoyed seeing this piece of Alberta's history too.