Delaware March 08, 2017
10 Things Delawareans Do That Seem Insane To Everyone Else
Some weird First State traditions are a solid part of our way of life, but outsiders might do a double-take at the things Delawareans do regularly. Which of these things are you guilty of? Has anyone ever given you a hard time about it?
1. Eat scrapple
I've heard it described as "Everything but the oink." Why do we eat this stuff? Oh, that's right, because it's delicious.
2. Rescue horseshoe crabs without a second thought.
We've been turning them over and carrying them back into the ocean since we were toddlers. Why are out-of-staters so afraid of these cute, cuddly dinosaurs?
3. Leave town during Firefly.
With so many people traveling into Delaware for the festival, we'd all rather get right out. Enjoy the traffic, I'm gonna go sleep in a cabin in the woods.
4. Make friends with everyone.
Someone from Delaware will strike up a converstaion with anyone, at any time! We're just friendly people, and we all know each other in some way, anyway.
5. Argue hoagie vs. sub
Well, which is it? If you're from Wilmington, you might call it a Hoagie. If you're from Georgetown, it's a sub. Either way, we're passionate about our torpedo rolls.
6. Go to the Beach... in the winter.
There's nothing more refreshing than ice cold air coming off of the ocean to a true Delawarean. We love enjoying our beach towns when they're nearly empty, rather than when they're packed with tourists.
7. Disagree over what divides the state.
Slower Lower starts below the canal! Some people disagree with that... but to be honest, those people are wrong.
8. Refuse to shop out of state.
SALES TAX?! You've got to be kidding me. No, thank you.
9. Become obsessed with rare birds
Because Prime Hook, Bombay Hook and Cape Henlopen are some of the best birdwatching spots in the world, we've all grown up with an appreciation for cool birds. Do you remember last year when the state went crazy because there was a Crested Caracara hanging out?
10. We take children to one of the most haunted places on earth - on field trips.
What elementary school
go to Fort Delaware? It was one of my favorite field trips as a kid. It wasn't until much later, though, that I realized we were running around, learning, and playing in
one of the most haunted places in the world
As strange as our Delaware ways are, I wouldn’t trade this state for any place in the world! There’s nothing quite like
Delaware’s scenic towns and amazing traditions.