Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rhode Island Red


Originally uploaded by JoeDuck
This is a picture of my grandparents from the 50s heading up from Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to Acadia National Park in Maine for one of the rare vacations they enjoyed after retirement as Virginia farmers.

Pictured in the tourism sign are a Rhode Island Red, a popular breed of chicken and an Anchor, used as a symbol of the area since the Europeans came in the 1600s:

http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/seals/ri_seal.htm

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Anytime I read a travel piece I am ready to book a ticket. I'm such a sucker for any cultural experience. Sounds amazing! I've done Europe, much of Asia, and North Africa. Hands down my favorite trip was a food and wine tour to Tuscany. Really had the time of my life and it's like every local is there to help you enjoy. Next trip you should check it out.

Everest expedition said...

i m really really happy to know about travel history. thanks for sharing