PA Posted in Pennsylvania August 28, 2015 by Christi 10 Surefire Signs That You Definitely Belong In Pennsylvania Pennsylvania is a special place that we love to call our home. There are a variety of different qualities and customs that we share… Here are some of the best. 1. You're craving a really good cheesesteak. Like, right now. Wikimedia Commons Philadelphia is known for their mastery of the cheesesteak. 2. Or some tasty pierogies. Jacob Haas/ Flickr The author hasn't had lunch yet. 3. You can't get enough American history. Wikimedia Commons Pennsylvania played a vital role in America's beginnings and many artifacts that commemorate these beginnings can be found in our state, particularly Philadelphia-- Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, just to name two of the biggest. 4. You love hiking, and the outdoors in general. Nicholas A. Tonelli/ Flickr Pennsylvania is home to 120 state parks, which is why many residents say that they are never more than 20 minutes away from an excellent hiking trail or a night spent camping in the woods. 5. While you love the great outdoors, you're equally at home in the city. Wikimedia Commons Pennsylvania is known for its vast countryside, though also has bigger cities-- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Reading are the biggest. 6. You're resilient and resourceful. Wikimedia Commons Pennsylvanians are survivors. The dominant industries of the region shifted dramatically after the steel mills shut down, but Pennsylvania residents forged onwards. 7. Crazy weather doesn't phase you. Wikimedia Commons Crazy and unpredictable weather is the usual here in Pennsylvania. Prepare for horrendous blizzards in the winter and blistering heat in the summer... And everything in between. 8. You can't get enough of sports, or rivalries. Wikimedia Commons With two big cities, one on either side of the state-- Philadelphia and Pittsburgh-- Pennsylvania has a big sports presence and many rivalries within the state itself. 9. You love road trips. Wikimedia Commons Pennsylvania is lucky to be located near other amazing destinations in the US, such as New York City and the Jersey Shore. 10. No matter how far you travel, you will always consider Pennsylvania your home. Boston Public Library/ Flickr No matter how far away you end up living, this will always be your true home. What would you add to the list? Share in the comments below.