But you probably knew that already right?
Sadly, I didn’t.
Those of you that know me, know my geography of the US needs a major overhaul. I just recently learned how close Detroit is to Canada, I learned that Iowa is in fact up north and well potatoes come from Idaho, not Iowa. Sad. I have been an American for almost 30 years, and that is what I have recently learned, I am pretty sure that info is taught in grade school.
Thanks to my never ending string of fiascoes that occurred on this last trip, I learned I need major lessons on the great United States. It is shameful. I know where almost every country is located in the world, but ask me what are the capital cities of the 50 states?
Forget about it.
So it should not surprise anyone that I did not have a clue where the capital of Missouri was.
I trusted the Midwesterner I was with to give me the correct answer.
His answer? Springfield.
Sweet Springfield was on the way, I would see another capital. I would love to see all 50 someday.
Except Springfield came and went. No Capital. Too bad. Next time I thought.
So imagine my surprise when we arrived to Jefferson City, Missouri and I see a giant domed “capital” looking building. My spidey sense started tingling because it sure reminded me of the Texas State Capitol building.
“What’s that?” I ask. “I don’t know” is the response I get.
I quickly googled on my phone, and what did I learn?
Jefferson City is the capitol of Missouri.
So in the end what knowledge did I gain from this travel Faux Pas?
I can tell you without a doubt, Springfield is NOT The capitol of Missouri in fact Jefferson City is.
In fact I also now know it has been the capital since 1821.
Lesson Learned. I would like to apologize to the residents of the Show Me State, you can rest assured that from now on I will always know the Capital of Missouri. 🙂