Not too many bears have visited the Texas State Chambers. Leave it to Marcos to take Wanda on a Grand Tour.
Of course Tom, BartWender's cat, felt it needed some Good Ole Southern Karaoke, so turn up the volume, and sing along!
Maybe you should read the book first, before watching the movie. @marcosarroyos wrote:
Wanda signed in as a visitor, then we went to my office. After a few minutes I said, "Let's sneak out of here and go look around." She said, "Yeah, I've never been to Texas before. So we went outside and walked around the grounds. She wanted to sit on a cannon and see what it was like. I helped her up there, but she didn't see what all the fuss was about. "Why do they always have cannons at places like this?" she asked. I really didn't know unless it has to do with phallic contests, but I didn't tell her that. She sat on a bench to catch her breath for a little bit. She thought the Capitol was very pretty, and it is. In fact, it's taller than the one in Washington, DC. We take pride in that here in Texas.
I explained to Wanda that the Texas Capitol is the only Capitol that faces south. It faces that way, so that the Yankees (this is a Civil War and current term) can kiss our ass. Wanda laughed about that a lot.
We saw the rotunda where I took her photo sitting in the center which commemorates the Republic of Texas. Later we went upstairs to see the Senate Chambers. She looked around and said, "Nice place, but so much bad goes on here, I can tell." She's right. They say you don't want to watch sausage being made or watch the Texas Legislature at work. They're both pretty nasty. She took a seat in the back under some photos of recent Senators, but wasn't impressed.
We went down the elevator and ran into a lady I work with named Cheryl. I introduced them. Wanda liked Cheryl and asked for a photo. Before we sneaked back to my office, Wanda wanted to get her picture taken with a bust. No, not that kind of bust, a copper statue thing, you know. Anyway, she picked out this guy with glasses that was a Senator in the Texas Legislature for like 40 years. I told her that lots of dirty money probably crossed his palm.
After work we went home in rush hour traffic. We got home and met Zoe a little girl that Mrs. Arroyos was babysitting for the evening. We all went out to Que Pasa for some great Mexican Food as only you can get it in Texas. Don't tell anyone, but the Mexican food is better in Texas than it is in Mexico. I know, I've had both many times.