Pennsylvania December 30, 2017
You Know You’re From Pennsylvania When You Make These 8 New Year’s Resolutions
We’re just days away from bidding adieu to another year. And, of course, it’s that time of the year for earnestly making New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2018? Let’s have a little fun and consider what type of New Year’s resolutions might just give away the fact that you’re from PA.
1. Hike more and...
PA is a hiker’s paradise. Between its 121 state parks, Allegheny National Forest, and local parks, Pennsylvania makes it simple to get in or stay in shape, a pretty typical New Year’s resolution. All those hiking trails? Many also allow biking.
2. Spend time at the PA state parks.
All 121 PA state parks promise so much to do, so why not add them to your New Year’s resolutions list? Spend time outdoors hiking, biking, swimming, wildlife watching, and picnicking.
3. Eat more homemade meals and…
Whether you dine in or dine out, opt for homemade. Fortunately, PA’s brimming with restaurants where you can enjoy homemade food — from PA Dutch to traditional comfort food like mom used to make.
4. Say yes to a few more snacks.
After all, you live in the Snack Capital of the United States. How could you say no to a few more snacks in 2018?
5. Take the long way around.
How many times have you made a resolution to save money? And, to really appreciate the simple things in life? Do both. Avoid the hefty tolls on the Turnpike by taking the scenic route to your destination when you can.
6. Plan more day trips.
How easy is it to take PA — and all that it offers — for granted? Exploration is a common New Year’s resolution and we sure do have plenty to do and to see in PA. Plan day trips to quaint towns like Lititz and Mount Gretna. Or, journey to one of the big cities, like Philly or Pittsburgh.
7. Explore PA’s natural wonders.
We don’t have to leave Pennsylvania to experience some truly natural wonders. Like Pine Creek Gorge, the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Or, Ricketts Glen State Park, which boasts 22 natural waterfalls.
8. Remain kind-hearted by always lending a helping hand.
Pennsylvanians are just nice people. No matter where you travel in the state, you’ll find friendly smiles, welcome conversation, and a willingness to extend a helping hand. That certainly won’t change in 2018 or beyond.
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2018? Don’t forget to kick off the new year with the
traditional New Year’s Day meal.