After a long, wonderful and productive year of sheer hard work, I decided to take a short vacation. It was a long overdue visit with my bunny family in the USA and I decided that the most appropriate time to visit was during the ARBA Convention since this is the time when most if not all my bunny friends will be gathering at the same place.
My view while having coffee at Terminal 2, Paris CDG Airport
Unfortunately, not all friends that I met at the 88th ARBA Convention (Indianapolis) attended the 90th ARBA Convention which was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA (October 19-23, 2013) and to make up for that, I met many friends in person for the first time after many years of correspondence.
At the main entrance at 5.30 am.
At the entrance of the Show Room.
Empty Holland Lop section at 5.30am on Friday.
Train track over the river.
A shop in Harrisburg.
A very busy and full Open section on Saturday.
My trip to the USA this time around allowed me to set foot in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was Fall/Autumn and all three places were filled with beautiful colors.
Apples at a friend’s farm.
I am so blessed and lucky to have a huge bunny family that not only welcomed me into their homes but also allowed me to visit their rabbitries and showed me around town. I was able to live as a local for a couple of day and it was an experience one will never get being a tourist.
The beautiful colors on the trees during Autumn/Fall.
Part of the pine tree.
From within the bridge looking out.
Beautiful flowers blooming.
A tree with senses.
The many beautiful farm houses.
My favorite white fences.
Silhouette at dusk.
After helping with bunny chores at the show room in Pennsylvania, we visited the National Civil War Museum and Hershey’s Chocolate World. We had a lot of fun learning about history and chocolate production.
The monument outside of the National Civil War Museum.
Self explanatory photo. :P
Lots of chocolates!
One of the highlights of the 90th ARBA Convention was the passing of Tort and REW Lionhead as an official breed.
A very gorgeous Tort Lionhead rabbit.
The other amazing thing that happened was the 1st presentation and passing of the Argente Brun. A truly magnificent and gorgeous breed to look out for. I look forward to its passing as another official ARBA breed.
A worthy presentation specimen. Such beautiful rabbits!
Just before I left the USA, we did a 10 hours road trip from Pennsylvania back to Indiana and the sceneries are to die for!
The beautiful corn field.
The corn field at dusk.
I must thank my bunny family and friends for their warm hospitality and taking good care of me throughout my trip to the USA. As I continue to miss all of them, I look forward to visiting them again.
It will not be complete without taking a photo with my favorite breed – The Holland Lop!