Thursday, September 30, 2010

Road Trip Thursday - Day Two

We started our first day of driving by eating unattractive (my fault) but very tasty (again, my fault) blueberry muffins in anticipation of our destination - Maine, which produces 98% of the low-bush blueberries in our nation. Who knew?

As we drove, learned about state symbols (moose, pine tree, honeybee) and a little state history and culture (23rd state, entered the union in 1820, big on seafood).

Next we read the Caldecott Award-winning book Time of Wonder, by Robert McCloskey, who lived many years in Maine and set several of his books there.

Finally, we visited the kids page of which offers many resources to help learn about the history and culture of the state.

Join us next week as we tackle the Empire State!

Photo public domain, via Wikipedia

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