I took the girls down to Richmond this weekend for the VA CAR State Conference. We left right after school on Friday and didn't get back until Sunday afternoon. We started our own CAR society just a couple years ago and decided it was time to see what State Conference is all about. It was the Hunts, Hardings, and the Byes. Luckily all our kids got along great and had a ton of fun together.
The business meetings were long and boring. Not very kid-friendly for a Children's organization. However, they did have a little break where the older kids grabbed all the younger kids to sing and march around the room. Rebekah loved all the attention from the older kids.
On Saturday we took 2 buses full of kids for a tour of the Virginia State Capital. I found the tour very interesting, but most of the kids found it boring. Thomas Jefferson designed the Capital while he was in France. We took a picture of our group with the bust of George Mason. He will be the focus of our new VA CAR State President's project.
The coolest part of the Capital is the statue of George Washington. It is the ONLY life-sized statue done of him while he was still ALIVE. I also love the hidden rotundra ceiling. Notice that the outside of the Capital shows no evidence of the rotundra dome with glass skylight.
Rebekah latched onto one of the older girls who was a state officer. They went around looking at things and had piggy-back rides. Saturday night was the Awards Banquet and we all had to be in formals.