Pennsylvania December 15, 2017
10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Homesick For Pennsylvania
Leaving Pennsylvania is sometimes inevitable. We bid farewell for a short time as we head on vacation. Or, we say so long as we move on to another part of the country or the world. Still, we carry a part of PA with us everywhere we go and may suffer from bouts of homesickness. Here are 10 things to do when you’re feeling homesick for Pennsylvania.
1. Eat a Hershey’s bar.
Chocolate's kind of like a warm hug when you're feeling a bit blue. So, imagine how a Hershey's candy bar will help assuage that homesickness. You'll feel cozy as the happy memories of home wash over you.
2. Show off your home state pride.
Go ahead. Show everyone you're from the great state of PA. Put on your Steelers, Eagles, Phillies, or Penn State gear. You'll feel closer to home
and you just might meet some fellow Pennsylvanians who stop to comment on your shirt, hat, or jacket.
3. Buy the most expensive gasoline.
Want to really feel like you're back in good ol' PA? Find the most expensive gas station in your area. Pump your car with the premium gas and voila! Both you and your wallet with feel as though you're right back in PA. (After all, we do have the highest gas taxes in the entire country!)
4. Avoid all the toll roads.
We've become pretty adept at avoiding the toll roads in PA, especially with the ever-increasing costs. Learn some new areas in your new state by setting that GPS to avoid all the toll roads. Just like home.
5. Drive over some potholes.
Feel as though you're right back in your old neighborhood with a drive along the most pothole-filled street in your town. Every bump will bring up memories of life in PA. And, isn't that what it's all about?
6. Drink a Yuengling.
Raise your glass, filled with Yuengling, of course, in a toast to just how awesome our home state of PA is. Kick back and relax as you reminisce about the good old days back home.
7. Watch Groundhog Day.
Watch Groundhog Day and you get a twofer. You can relish the scenes of Pennsylvania and remember all the times you wanted to give Punxsutawney Phil a high five for a forecast well predicted.
8. Order a cheesesteak from Jim’s.
Still living in the U.S.? Then what are you waiting for? Order a cheesesteak from Jim's Steaks. That's right. You can have one (or two or three) delivered right to your door. Can't you just taste that scrumptious cheesesteak already?
9. Whip up a shoofly pie.
Mmm...mmm...make your home smell just like mom's or grandma's back in PA. Whip up a shoofly pie. Then sit down for a delicious meal while quenching your thirst with a cold glass of birch beer. Homesickness cured!
10. Plan a trip back to PA.
Nothing compares to a visit back home. So, start planning your next trip back to PA. Who will you visit? Where will you go? What will you eat? Knowing you'll be heading back home soon just might be the best way to keep that homesickness at bay.
Give a few of these things a shot next time you’re feeling a little homesick for PA. Need a little more of PA to keep the homesickness away? Read the
16 ways living in Pennsylvania spoils you for life.