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Too fast a good-bye to the safest place on Earth

September 17th, 2005 · No Comments

Just home from Storrs, CT, the safest place in the US, according to Slate.
It’s a tiny college town ringed by stone-walled meadows. At this season, apple trees hang down heavy and fall colors are starting to paint some leaves.

The University of Connecticut has morphed from ag school into a powerhouse of science and basketball. The Katzenstein Distinguished Lecture Series honors their first physics Ph.D., Henry Katzenstein.

I recommend Storrs not only for beauty and safety but also for warm hospitality, a pretty B&B called Still Waters (no website, alas, but it does have good wifi), and legendary ice cream at the Dairy Bar.

We raced home this morning right after breakfast, however, because Hurricane Ophelia was threatening Storrs with flash flooding. Eek!

Now it turns out that Ophelia skipped Storrs, and all the rest of New England.

We should have listened to Slate, not the weatherman!

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