While mom was out visiting, I took the Monday after Christmas off from work to do a day trip over to the Capital of Missouri. She loves touring the Capital Buildings and the Governor's Mansions (I think she's up to 17 states that she's toured so far), so we figured we may as well go knock one more off the list. Seeing as Jefferson City is in the middle of nowhere in Missouri (literally....there were no signs for Jefferson City until 30 miles away from it), I had very low expectations. Turns out, I was happily surprised. As we were driving in, it was just an enormous structure off in the distance.