Pittsburgh January 04, 2018
by Beth Price-Williams 10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Homesick For Pittsburgh
Sometimes we yinzers have to leave the Burgh. We may dream of traveling the world or relaxing on a vacation. Some of us have to leave permanently due to work, family, or other commitments. But, no matter where we roam, we always take a bit of Pittsburgh with us. And, that means we sometimes become homesick. Here are 10 things to do when you’re feeling homesick for Pittsburgh.
1. Chat with a fellow yinzer.
You can find Pittsburghers just about anywhere in the world you go. How to identify a fellow yinzer? Wear your Steelers, Pens, or Buccos jersey. You'll run into one soon enough.
2. Pull out the Terrible Towel.
Just about every Pittsburgher has a Terrible Towel. Pull out your Terrible Towel when you've got those pangs of homesickness. The mere sight of it will likely start a flood of happy memories rushing over you.
3. Order a pizza…
But, don't just order any pizza. Order a pizza pie from Mineo's Pizza. That's right. Mineo's will ship you a pizza via FedEx. All you have to do is follow the enclosed instructions to heat up the half baked, half frozen pizza. Then, voila! A taste of home.
4. A sandwich or…
Or perhaps you prefer a hearty sandwich from Primanti Brothers instead? Order a party pack of four sandwiches that will help cure your homesickness for Pittsburgh.
5. Sprinkle some fries on your salad.
Need to cure that homesickness right away? Whip up a salad and sprinkle some fries on top. (Or, go to a restaurant and do the same.) A Pittsburgh salad will always make you feel like you're home.
6. Drive along a potholed street.
Want to really clear up that homesickness really, really fast? Get in your car. Find the street in your town with the most potholes and try dodging them. Ah, just like home.
7. Turn to social media.
You're never too far from Pittsburgh thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In fact, just go to the Facebook page of one of Pittsburgh's local news sites and start commenting alongside other yinzers. It'll be like you never left.
8. Buy the most expensive gasoline you can find and…
We, Pennsylvanians, stand out in a lot of ways. A lot are good. Some are not so good. Like the fact that we pay the highest gasoline tax in the United States. So, go ahead, fill up at the most expensive gas station in your neighborhood. You'll feel right at home.
9. Avoid all toll roads.
Most of us yinzers avoid the turnpike as much as we can, especially with the rates going up, up, and up every year. So, go ahead. Turn on your GPS and take the scenic route to your destination.
10. Start planning a trip home.
Sure, you can do all of these things to help assuage your homesickness. But, nothing will really cure it as well as a visit to the Burgh. So, pull out your calendar and start planning your next trip home.
What helps you when you’re homesick for Pittsburgh? Share below! Do you ever crave these
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