Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 48, Rhode Island to Maryland, USA

Rhode Island's official nickname is "The Ocean State", a reference to the state's geography, as nearly one tenth of Rhode Island's inland area is covered by salt water.

In addition, no resident of the state is more than a thirty-minute drive from the water's edge.
Look, there is the world famous "Ocean Drive"

.....simply stunning...

Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the north eastern United States

This has given the state a strong maritime tradition. Modern Connecticut is also known for its wealth. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Connecticut had ready access to raw materials which helped to develop a strong manufacturing industry, and financial organizations flourished: first insurance companies in Hartford, then hedge funds in Fairfield county. This prosperity has helped give Connecticut the highest per capita income, Human Development Index, and median household income in the country!

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Did you know that in 1978, the New Jersey legislature approved casino gambling in Atlantic City, which is now a thriving resort city??

Please wait a minute. There is Trump Castle!!!

I am trying to get an appointment with "The Donald".....hmmm, no, his schedule is too full....he cannot accomodate us.....what a pity, I would have loved to have met these famous casinos' main contributor.

Jarca wants to know "Who is The Donald?" Donald Trump of course.....

Delaware is the next state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

While Delaware has no places designated as national parks, national seashores, national battlefields, national memorials, or national monuments,

it does have several museums, wildlife refuges, parks, houses, lighthouses, and other historic places, but we are not reallly interested in them for now...

Next we see Maryland, a state located in the Mid Atlantic region of the United seems a little more interesting to us since it is a life sciences hub with over 350 biotechnology firms, making it the third-largest such cluster in the nation.

Institutions and agencies located throughout Maryland include

the University System of Maryland,The Johns Hopkins University,Howard Hughes Medical Institute,Celera Genomics,Human Genome Sciences (HGS),the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),MedImmune(recently purchased by AstraZeneca), the National Institutes of Health(NIH),and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).....but we are not going to stop over.


Because I am hoping that since we couldn't meet Donald Trump , we may be able to meet the President of the United States.......let's see if we get lucky ;-)

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