Maryland October 27, 2017
You Know You’re From Maryland If You’ve Experienced These 13 Rites Of Passage
Everyone experiences great milestones in life but Marylanders take it to a whole other level. These 13 rites of passage are vital for growing up and living in the Old Line State. So, have you competed all of your Maryland rites of passage? 🙂
1. Driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Do you remember the first time you drove across the Bay Bridge? I don't know about you, but for me it was horrifying, nerve-racking, yet downright exciting.
2. Learning to pick crabs just right
The day you figure out how to perfectly twist the joints so the meat slides right out is a victorious day, indeed.
3. Sprinkling Old Bay on more than just seafood
If you haven't tried Old Bay on fries, eggs, or corn, you haven't lived.
4. Vacationing in Ocean City...
For many Maryland families, Ocean City is a beloved annual tradition.
5. And chowing down on Thrasher's fries
When I learned about putting vinegar on fries, my life was forever changed.
6. Visiting Baltimore
Perhaps you took a field trip to the Maryland Zoo or National Aquarium as a kid. And perhaps you then decided to return again and again or even make the city your home.
7. Attending a Civil War reenactment...
You probably know someone who regularly participates in these events, too.
8. And learning about the past at a state battlefield
Visiting Antietam Battlefield is a humbling experience.
9. Field tripping to the C & O Canal
As a kid, all I wanted to do was pet the mules.
10. Experiencing swarms of cicadas
They live underground for years and then come to the surface in unnerving numbers.
11. Arguing over whether Maryland is north or south...
Southerners say we're northern. Northerners say we're southern.
12. And bickering about sports rivalries.
Ravens versus Redskins versus Steelers. Friendly smack talk is a vial part of football season.
13. Tasting National Bohemian for the first time
We've all tried a sip of
Natty Boh, whether we've liked it or not.
What other Maryland rites of passage would you add to the list? Feel free to share below!