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Sacramento 2012

posted Feb 12, 2012, 10:55 PM by Brent Browning   [ updated Jun 13, 2012, 5:53 PM ]

On January 14th, 2012, Troop 33 went on a three-day trip to Sacramento, our state capital. We stayed in a historical youth hostel in the middle of downtown, so we could walk to all the interesting sights that we visited.

We visited Old Sacramento, an old cemetery, the Crest Theater, went ice-skating, had a tour of the State Capitol and visited the California Automobile Museum. Old Sacramento is a part of Sacramento from the Gold Rush days and visiting was like being in another time. The old cemetery was very interesting. Some of the famous settlers of Sacramento are buried there. The Crest Theater is a huge 1940s theater that was restored to its original appearance. There, we watched the movie “Iron Lady”. We also went ice-skating on an outdoor rink, which was awesome. The State capitol tour was a really great experience. We got to see both courthouses and also hear some of the history of the Capitol building. Did you know that the Capitol had to be reconstructed because the brick foundation was too weak to withstand an earthquake? The California Automobile Museum had an amazing display of all the cars from Ford model T’s to present-day electric cars. It showed the evolution of cars and how they work.

Last but not least, we went to the Jelly Belly Factory. We all escaped with tons of our favorite jellybeans. This trip was really fun and I hope that our troop can do this trip again.

Noah Herman
Troop Historian