Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Maryland Interesting People

Named after his Sicilian father (FrancescoVincente Zappa), Frank Vincent Zappa, was born in Baltimore on December 21, 1940. 

George Herman Ruth, Jr. better known as"Babe" Ruth was born in Baltimore in February of 1895.  Babe was an American Major League baseball player from 1914-1935.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maryland Food

Commercial fishing is a large producer for Maryland.  The blue crab in the Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest catches.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Maryland Sports

In 1932, the Boston Braves were formed in Boston Massachusetts.  In 1933, they changed their name to the Boston Redskins. Then in 1937, the team moved to Washington, D.C. and became the Washington Redskins.

The John Hopkins University School of Medicine began in 1876.  It came to be from Baltimore merchant John Hopkins leaving $7 million after his death to build a hospital and university of the "highest stature" in Baltimore.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Maine Interesting People

For me, Stephen King comes to mind immediately for interesting people from Maine...
King was born in Portland on September 21, 1947.  He is a well-known American author that has sold more than 350 million copies of his books.

Patrick Dempsey is an American actor.  He was born in Lewiston on January 13, 1966.  He grew up in Buckfield, Maine.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Maine Food

First thought that always comes to mind for me with Maine is LOBSTER! The lobstermen bring in close to 63 million pounds of lobster.

98% of the country's "low-bush" blueberries come from Maine.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Maine University Sports

The University of Maine was founded in 1862 and opened on September 21, 1868. It's original name was the "Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts." In 1897 the college changed it's name to the University of Maine.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hello Maine!

Ahhh, Maine. The first time I went to Maine was to Kennebunkport with my two older sisters. It was also the first time I had been to the ocean.   
I have visited Maine quite a few times since I moved back to Vermont 10 years ago.  In husband and I eloped to Wells in 2006, with our 4 grown kids!
Okay, enough about me...back on the road...
Maine became the 23rd state in the Union in March of 1820.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goodbye Louisianna

I've never been to Louisianna, but our blog trip definitely sparked my interest!  Tomorrow Maine, one of my favorite states...