I traveled for work for the first time! I've been with the state of Missouri for 6.5 years and I was recently placed on a committee for Business Process Re-engineering. We had our first in person meeting in Jefferson City, which is the state capital and a lot of the state offices are there. The committee changes a lot of the business practices within the Family Support Division. We are working to make things more efficient for us and the clients we serve. The meetings went well, I have a project to work on and I believe it will be successful. We did stay overnight and ended up in a sort of janky hotel because the Inaugural Ball for the Missouri State Legislatures was the same night. It was fine, just super noisy!
Jefferson City does not have a lot to do. I got there two hours before the first meeting started and wandered around a little bit.
I found the Missouri State Petitionary . It has a haunted history and it was on Ghost Adventures. I would love to go back and take a paranormal tour when they are happening and learn more of the history.
Jefferson City also has a National Cemetery. There are a lot of unknown soldiers from the Civil War buried there.
Yay! I made it through the meeting!
I walked around that night. I parked right next to the Governors Mansion. It is a lovely house, right next to the Missouri River.
The Capital Building is currently being renovated. It looks like its surrounded by a big piece of bubble wrap. Expensive bubble wrap. And it looks like a light up water bottle.
Our next meeting will either be in St. Louis or Kansas City. If we are going to St. Louis, I am going to look at the Amtrak option for travel! I found out that I can also travel by train to Jeffs City next time. It might be easier than dealing with Enterprise for the rental car.