Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jefferson City

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! 
Missouri River
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.


  1. Glad you got in some fun time on your business trip. That state pen building looks perfect for paranormal stuff to be going on!

    1. I'm going to look up and see when they have the tours going on. I think it would be a fun weekend trip!