Sunday, February 9, 2014

Where We Live

Hi Iowa Students,

Thought we would share some information about where we live, so I will start.

I live in Connecticut, as you know by now. Here are some important information about my state and why someone would want to live here.

1) Connecticut is one of the smallest states in the country. That means you can easily get from one corner to the next. You can be on the beach one day, and the next day, you need travel by only about an hour, and you will be in the mountains.

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2) Connecticut is a very scenic state. We have loads of trees. If you were flying over Connecticut in a plane coming into the airport, you would see green trees and winding rivers in the summer months. In the fall, the scenery would be exquisite, with all the changes of color.

3) Connecticut offers varied opportunities. If you like cities, they are nearby in the state, but we are also very close to New York City and Boston, and people like the fact that you can easily commute to these cities for a day's adventure.

4) Many people who work in the New York City area have chosen to have their homes in Connecticut. They can enjoy the beauty of nature and even live on a farm, and get to their hectic workplace by bus, train, or car. This way, they have the best of two worlds. During the day, they can enjoy the excitement of the big city, but at night, they can come home to peace and quiet.

5) Many people like the shoreline of Connecticut. There are fun things to do there in the summer, including going to the beaches, visiting Mystic Aquarium, and seeing Mystic Seaport. Mystic was once the whaling capital of the world, and not that long ago, the Connecticut shoreline was known for catching lobster. Today, the lobster industry is no longer popular in Connecticut, but in the summers, people like to go to the shore, and eat out at the many seafood restaurants.

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6) For those who like to ski in the winter, we have several ski resorts. This winter, with all the snowstorms, people can find skiing right close to where they live. Often, people from Connecticut drive to Vermont, where there are many world-famous ski resorts. It is not a long trip to get to Vermont.

7) For kids who like sports, we have lots of outdoor playing fields for soccer and baseball. We also have a world-famous ice skating rink, which is right near my house. This rink is used for training for the Olympics. We also can use the rinks for recreational ice skating. Ice hockey is a bit sport in the winter, but basketball is even bigger. Because we border the ocean and have many lakes and streams, fishing is also a big sport.

I am including some more pictures to help you understand our state.

Connecticut River

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Ski Sundown

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Mystic Seaport

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Mystic Aquarium

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Lighthouse Along the Shore

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University of Connecticut, Basketball

Sunday, April 14, 2013 -- Governor Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman welcome UConn Huskies Women's Basketball team to the State Capitol for a victory parade and rally, celebrating the team's 2013 NCAA National Championship win.2013 UConn Huskies Women's Basketball victory parade & rally

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Both the women's and men's UConn basketball teams are famous. Maybe, you have heard of them.

Here is a shot of the women's team playing at our state capital arena in Hartford, CT.

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Now, that you know a little bit more about Connecticut, tell me about Iowa. If I traveled to your state, what might I want to see and do? Also, let me know if you have questions about my state.

1 comment:

  1. Iowa has a lot of corn and more corn. :) We live by the Mississippi River so there is always someone on the river, the bell just rang so I will type more later.