Sometimes at work I’ll be looking something up on Wikipedia, and then the next thing I know I’m reading something I had no intention of reading, yet it is fascinating. One day a few months ago, I happened upon the page talking about Andrew Jackson, and read how the famous statue of him on the horse that I knew from Jackson Square in NOLA is also in Nashville and Washington DC. Intrigued, I made a plan to get my picture taken with all 3. At the time I had plans to go to DC for a youth conference, but those plans fizzled. When I made my plans for Nashville, I remembered reading about the statues. Luckily on Saturday, I was able to get my friends Brandi and Aaron to swing by the state capitol and Brandi got my picture. It was ridiculously cold BTW.
So now I have the one in NOLA which obviously shouldn’t be that hard, and the one in DC to get. I have no idea when the next time I’ll be in DC, but I didn’t put a time limit on getting the pictures. I read that there’s one in Jacksonville, FL, but the plaque on the one in Nashville says there are 3, so the one in JAX must be a late addition that won’t be required. However, if I end up in JAX for something, I’ll be sure to make it to the statue.