(Everything in Bristol seemed to be in shades of red. So of course this post is linked to Mary's wonderful meme: RUBY TUESDAY) . Go there if you need a spot of bright color in your life -- or if you just like beautiful pictures.
Bill has done a fantastic job of planning our stops so that I can indulge my whim of staying at least one night in every state. After our stay in Mystic, we headed for Rhode Island. (It was another long day's travel -- 64 miles -- so we had plenty of time to explore the area after we checked in to our campsite.)
This is the little seacoast town of Bristol, which is on the Thames River (there's a reason this area is called New England!) Groton Connecticut (where we visited the sub base) is also on that river -- I forgot to add this interesting fact to that post.
That's the way you want your fire engines!
This factory is the Robin Rug Manufacturing Company and it is apparently still functioning. We were there on a Sunday, but we looked it up, since it appeared to be still in use. Sadly a working textile factory isn't a very common thing to see any more.