Brussels, Belgium

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Flag of the City of Brussels

Date Visited: Sept. 6, 2017

Brussels was a stop during a trip from Paris and through Belgium. In addition, to the capital city, we also saw Bruges.

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Paris, France

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Flag of the City of Paris

Date Visited: Sept. 2, 2017

Non-stop from RDU to Paris, we started and ended our trip in Paris. We spent a few days here in addition to stops in nearby Belgium.

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Annapolis, Maryland

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Flag of the City of Annapolis. In Latin, it says, "I have lived free and will die so."

Date Visited: July 15, 2017

We wanted to get in another capital this year, 2017, so decided to visit Annapolis as it was close enough to drive and easy to visit for a weekend. (and with a toddler) The historic district was pretty fun to walk around, including the Maryland State house, and we got a taste of the Chesapeake Bay with an afternoon harbor tour.

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Richmond, Virginia

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Flag of the City of Richmond

Date Visited: Sept. 3, 2016

Our first time in Richmond, we decided to go on a Labor Day weekend. It was an easy 24 hours where we arrived for lunch, ate dinner in the hotel, because of Rory's early bedtime, and then breakfast the next day before heading home. Rory was just really starting to walk and she was able to climb all those stairs to the front door of Virginia's State House.

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Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos

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Flag of the territory of Turks and Caicos

Date Visited: Jan. 16, 2016

Visiting Cockburn Town was not on purpose but when we arrived here on a five-day cruise, we realized it was the capital of Turks and Caicos. We asked a cab driver to take us to their biggest house of government and we ended up at the House of Assembly.

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St. Paul, Minnesota

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Flag of the City of St. Paul

Date Visited: June 28, 2015

We came to Minnesota for a funeral, more of a wake really, for Jennifer's grandfather. While here, we made a point to see the capitol building in St. Paul which was currently under renovation.

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Albany, New York

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Flag of the City of Albany

Date Visited: Oct. 15, 2014

For Leo's birthday, we planned to see New York City and Niagara Falls. We took the train out of New York and into Albany where we saw the huge State House. Jennifer was about 21-weeks pregnant at this point.

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Flag of the City of Nairobi

Date Visited: Sept. 22, 2013

Leo was sent to Nairobi to help install some server hardware at a new research center on a catholic university. Naturally, we found a way for Jennifer to tag along.

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Springfield, Illinois

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Flag of the City of Springfield

Date Visited: Sept. 18, 2012

We stopped in Springfield for a night during an Illinois road trip. Horseshoes were definitely a part of this stop.

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Frankfort, Kentucky

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Flag of the City of Frankfort

Date Visited: Sept. 16, 2012

After spending a night and a day in Louisville for Michael and Diana's wedding, we went on a road trip through Illinois but not before stopping in Frankfurt. This tiny town was surrounded a monolithic capitol building.

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Augusta, Maine

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Flag of the City of Augusta

Date Visited: June 9, 2012

Our final capital on our honeymoon road trip. We drove through, saw the capital, and left. The large lawn in front was certainly enjoyable.

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Montpelier, Vermont

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Flag of the City of Montpelier

Date Visited: June 6, 2012

Montpelier didn't have much going on but Vermont wasn't that big either. The town was very picturesque and worth another visit if in the area. It's the smallest capital in the nation.

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Concord, New Hampshire

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Flag of the City of Concord

Date Visited: June 6, 2012

On our road trip, we stopped in Concord for lunch at a local deli on the main drag. The capitol building was only a short walk away. We didn't stay long cause we had to keep it moving.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Flag of the City of Boston

Date Visited: June 5, 2012

Boston was great. So was the Boston Commons with this capitol building overlooking it. This was the first stop on the honeymoon road trip, where we stayed a few nights at a W Hotel and most of the stay in Boston was rained out. It was chilly for a June day but I guess that's typical in New England.

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Columbia, South Carolina

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Flag of the City of Columbia

Date Visited: Dec. 23, 2011

We stopped in Columbia on the way down to Miami. The detour added about an hour and half to the trip but it was worth getting Columbia knocked out. Their state capitol building has a few stars on it signifying bullet holes from the Civil War.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Flag of the City of Raleigh

Date Visited: Sept. 16, 2010

We live in Raleigh! There was no rush to finally "get" this one but a few days after we were engaged, we felt the time was right. You could consider this a bonus engagement shoot.

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Flag of the City of Atlanta

Date Visited: July 16, 2010

This was the first time after having come up with the capitals journey idea that we were in Atlanta to visit Jennifer's parents. We headed out for the day and explored downtown Atlanta, including the state capitol building.

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Columbus, Ohio

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Flag of the City of Columbus

Date Visited: March 28, 2010

On the same trip that we had the idea for this whole capitals thing, we decided to get Columbus while we were motivated. At the end of this trip, we went into town, took the photos we needed and then headed back to Raleigh.

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Charleston, West Virginia

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Flag of the City of Charleston

Date Visited: March 25, 2010

This could be considered the first capital on this journey. We had the idea in the car and then decided to make a stop in Charleston on the way up to visit family in Lancaster, Ohio. It's all built from here.

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Washington DC, U.S.A.

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Flag of the District of Columbia

Date Visited: Sept. 19, 2009

Technically not part of the capitals journey since we had the idea AFTER visiting DC, we're still throwing this one in here as this was our first visit to DC together.

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