Texas State Capitol Building – Austin, TX


May 23, 2009 – Texas State Capitol Building

Texas State Capitol Building Map

While exploring around Austin for the first time, we just happened upon the grounds of the Texas State Capitol Building, and we were instantly intrigued!  We went on a Saturday afternoon, and there were people absolutely everywhere!  All over the grounds, it looked like some sort of event was happening, but as it turns out it’s just a popular attraction.  We decided to take a tour of the inside of the building, and wow.  We learned so much, and had such a great time.  We stayed at the capitol for about three hours total, and the time just flew by.

After we finished our visit, we decided that our new goal was to visit all fifty capitol buildings!  Texas was the very first state we visited together, and so we were super excited to start our goal out with such an impressive building.  I mean, leave it to Texas to have the second largest Capitol in the entire nation; second only to the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.  ;)


“Make a hole with a gun perpendicular
To the name of this town in a desk-top globe
Exit wound in a foreign nation
Showing the home of the one this was written for
My apartment looks upside down from there
Water spirals the wrong way out the sink
And her voice is a backwards record
It’s like a whirlpool and it never ends

Ana Ng and I are getting old
And we still haven’t walked in the glow of each other’s majestic presence
Listen Ana hear my words
They’re the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you

All alone at the ’64 World’s Fair
Eighty dolls yelling “Small girl after all”
Who was at the Dupont Pavilion?
Why was the bench still warm? Who had been there?
Or the time when the storm tangled up the wire
To the horn on the pole at the bus depot
And in the back of the edge of hearing
These are the words the voice was repeating:

Ana Ng and I are getting old
And we still haven’t walked in the glow of each other’s majestic presence
Listen Ana hear my words
They’re the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you

When I was driving once I saw this painted on a bridge:
“I don’t want the world, I just want your half”

They don’t need me here, and I know you’re there (don’t need me)
Where the world goes by like the humid air (world goes by)
And it sticks like a broken record
Everything sticks like a broken record
Everything sticks until it goes away (it goes home)
And the truth is, we don’t know anything (don’t know)

Ana Ng and I are getting old
And we still haven’t walked in the glow of each other’s majestic presence
Listen Ana hear my words
They’re the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you”


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  • May 14, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Amanda - Has it really been since 2009 that you went to Austin? You speak lies, ma’am.ReplyCancel

    • May 14, 2012 - 12:34 pm

      Robyn - Isn’t that crazy???ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Amanda - Crazy like a fox.ReplyCancel