..you go to the sultan's palace...er.. I mean the State Capitol building :) When we first drove through Des Moines, I remember seeing this gold topped building and wondering what in the world it was. It doesn't really look like a capitol building to me. Kinda. But not really. With the spires and gold it reminded me of the movie, Aladdin. Anyways, its definitely different! We decided to spend one beautiful Saturday with the kids exploring the capitol building and grounds. Lots of cool stuff, winding staircases, artwork, etc. It was a really nice day that we also ended with lunch downtown at the Spaghetti Works. It was really yummy! Our first walk through downtown. I love checking out new places with the family. Its one of my favorite things to do. It makes me want to live all over the country, just so we can explore everything our country has to offer. I love being in a new place and having all of these new experiences.