After Longmont, the group moved down to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden, CO. The first day we went to The Money Museum at the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve. (That's where they keep all the money.)
I had heard that they were giving out free money, and it was true!
They seem to have lots of extra.
They even let the kids make their own money!
They don't make the $100,000 bill anymore, but I'll bet you didn't know whose picture was on it...
With my free money in my pocket, we headed over to see the state capitol. The dome was undergoing a renovation, hence the huge band aid.
The dome looked good from inside.
There's a lot of marble in this capitol. The red marble with black veins is from only one place in Western Colorado. And the white marble on the floor is from Marble, Colorado, where I was not too long ago - link here.
(Boy, this money is really burning a hole in my pocket...)
The detail everywhere was just fantastic.
I really liked the stained glass windows in the Senate and House chambers.