- Don’t like the weather? Just wait a minute. (#2 points out that people from all over the country say this, and in some seasons it’s true everywhere. Particularly in the PNW.)
- The only people holding doors open for other people are tourists from the midwest. (#2 thinks Bostonians are the rudest and most self-absorbed Massholes ever in the world.)
You know what… I don’t think we can do this one. We were able to easily find nice things to say about all the other parts of the country we’ve lived in, but apparently we’re falling flat on this one. After talking about the weather, we’re out of neutral.
Oh, I’ve got one… Blueberries, apples, and strawberries = awesome.
- Apples! Apple picking! (#2: see also: Wisconsin; Washington State #1: Yes, but New England has DIFFERENT apples… Carousel, Macon, Honey Crisp etc.) Apple wine! Apple desserts! Hard apple cider!
- Fall is gorgeous! Spring is non-existent.
- If you like Lobster, New England is a good place to get it.
- High ice cream per capita ratio.
- Public transportation is awesome. Driving… not so much.
- Housing is expensive, even places nobody wants to live.
Ok, drifting back into negativity there. If only the guy who thought we were trashing the South could see us now.
(And #2 can’t help it… she literally gets covered in rashes when she visits Boston. But Pennsylvania, Delaware, parts of New Jersey, the parts of New York I’ve been to, etc., are all nice, except that #1 informs me these are not in NE. I have never been to Maine; I like DC ok and would probably go back for the museums but not live there. New Hampshire has some strange things going on. But I think use of the word “wicked” is wicked awesome, so there’s one nice thing we can say about New England! I actually like parts of NE quite a lot but don’t have specific things to say about its quirks.)
Dear readers, surely those of you who have been to New England can finish this list for us… Remind us of the good or just quirky things that let you know you’re in New England.