For the most part, living in Delaware is a dream come true. We have beaches, we have beautiful state parks, we’ve got great seafood and great restaurants – what more could you want? Actually, we’ve talked about
all the things we’d miss if we left Delaware (Thrasher’s, Dolles and Scrapple made that list!), but we never really addressed the things we wouldn’t miss, if we were parted from our Diamond State. What do you think? Would there ever be a day that you’d be driving in your new home, thinking “Man, I wish I could drive from Wilmington to Newark at rush hour just one more time…”? I don’t think so! Check out what else you wouldn’t miss if you left Delaware:
One of the worst things about Delaware's central location is that we get to deal with a ton of traffic. Whether it's down towards the beaches or into Wilmington, a five mile drive can turn into an hour-long adventure if you're not careful with your timing.
2. Delaware Bagels.
There are one or two great places to grab a bagel in Delaware - the rest are just mediocre. Compare Delaware bagels to those in New Jersey or New York and you'll understand why you won't be mourning Delaware's bagels when you head out of state.
3. Knowing EVERYBODY.
Sometimes I wonder if it would be nice to be in a place where
nobody knows your name. At least, I think that when I trip over an uneven sidewalk in Dover and fall flat on my face, and the person who stops to help me up (and/or laugh at me) is someone I went to school with, years ago. True story. It must be less embarassing to live in New York City.
4. Delaware Pizza.
This goes along with the aforementioned bagels. Yes, there are some great pizza places in Delaware (Frederica Pizza or Charlies?) but it's hard to find, and if you're heading up towards Philadelphia, New Jersey or New York, you'll be in pizza heaven.
Okay, I'll admit that I hadn't heard "tourons" or "citiots" until I started writing for this site, but it's pretty clear how we all feel about the out-of-staters that clog our roads and take over our beaches, all while talking about how Delaware is so boring, and where is it, and is it even a state, anyway? Um, okay, take that trash talk back with you to Seaside Heights, okay?
6. Anything and Everything DuPont.
Thanks, DuPont family, for making our great state what it is today. But I'd be lying if I said I'd be upset if I never saw another "DuPont" sign, road name, or last name again.
7. Out of State Transplants.
Ironic, if leaving Delaware turns you into an out of state transplant, right? Regardless, if you leave Delaware, you'll never miss being between PA and New York drivers on the highway.
8. Explaining Where You Live.
When people ask me "Wait, where IS Delaware?" I tend to respond "East of the Mason-Dixon line," and that throws them for a loop. Being from a small state that many people aren't aware of is a little frustrating - that's why so many people from NCC just end up saying "Ah, Philly." when they can't quite describe where they're from.
Can you relate all too well to this? I know I certainly can. Let me know in the comments what else you wouldn’t miss if you left the First State.
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