Thursday, April 28, 2011


Welcome to the first state in the country!  Delaware became a state December 7, 1787.

CT Interesting Fact

The Hartford Courant established in 1764,  is the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published.  Hartford is also considered the insurance capital of the nation.

I found some great stuff to help remember our trip to Connecticut!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CT University/Sports

Founded in 1881, The University of Connecticut was originally named the Storrs Agricultural School.  The name of the college changed three more times before 1939 when it became the University of Connecticut. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CT Attraction

Mystic Seaport - This is definitely on my "bucket list"...
A town that has re-created a 19th century seafaring village. It has more than 60 original historic buildings, that have been meticulously restored.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Goodbye Colorado

It's time to hit the road and head east to Connecticut.
I've had a wonderful time re-visiting Colorado.  When I lived out west, I traveled and camped in the state quite a bit. One of the most memorable times was tent camping on a cold and rainy weekend with my then two year old daughter and being seven months pregnant with the other...

No trip is complete without some souvenirs...

CO Interesting Facts

Colorado's nickname is the "Centennial State" because it was admitted to the Union in 1876, the centennial year of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Colorado was named for the Colorado River by the early Spanish explorers because of the red colored silt the river carried from the mountains.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CO Interesting People

John Denver - Although he was born in New Mexico, Colorado was the state that he loved and called home.

Jack Dempsey - He was an American Boxer born in Manassa Colorado.  His nickname was the Manassa Mauler.

Friday, April 15, 2011

CO Food

Sugar beets were introduced to Colorado when the Mormons of Utah found the soil and climate of Colorado more conducive to their growth than Utah.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CO Sports Team

The Denver Broncos - They started playing in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League and joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL of 1970.