Our next stop was the state Capitol Building. This was very exciting because Chris and Nate have asked about the gold man on top. The top deck was closed for the season so we didn't go all the way up, but we did cruise around inside and saw the Senate/House of Representatives chambers, as well as Governor Kulongoski's office. He cut out early for the weekend, so we didn't get to see him.
In the capitol building there are some lovely built in phone booths. I had to explain to Chris and Nate that back in the 'old days' people didn't carry cell phones, so you would have to find a phone booth if you needed to make a call when you were out and about. So, they checked out these retro phone booths, complete with a sitting bench, and a public phone. It won't be long before phone boots will completely be a thing of the past. Of course, Grandma is always good for souvenir trinkets (which I never buy for these guys) so Chris chose a statue of the gold pioneer man, and Nate got a snow globe with the capital building and a beaver inside. It was a fun day. Thanks for hosting us, Grandma!