Before I moved to Pennsylvania all I knew about the State could be counted on one hand. It’s initials are PA, it was on the East Coast and All-Clad pots are manufactured here. My husband had been offered a job; we moved from California to Pennsylvania. Or from CA to PA.
In the 903 days we have lived in Pennsylvania I have found many reasons to love the State Charles II gave to William Penn on February 28, 1681.
Why I love Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pottsgrove Manor, Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin was buried here, Rita’s Water Ice, Zern’s Farmers Market, the All-Clad outlet store – Cookware N More is only 35 minutes away from my home in Gilbertsville Pennsylvania and, my favorite reason I love Pennsylvania , Herr’s Potato Chips.
Growing up in Canada I ate Old Dutch Potato Chips. They were my favorite until I moved to the United States in 1990. Then I discovered Lays Potato Chips and they became my favorite. I had no reason to consider eating another kind of potato chip. I was content with Lays, until the sale at the Grocery Store helped me to venture out of my comfort zone. A 20 ounce bag of Herr’s potato chips was on sale for $1.88.
Feeling brave and daring, I bought a bag of Herr’s Ripple Chips. They are crunchy and full of flavor. Now I only buy Herr’s Potato Chips. Mr. Jim Herr, the founder, only uses the finest ingredients. He thinks his chips are the most delicious potato chips you can buy and I agree. They select only the finest potatoes, cook them in vegetable oil, and then quickly seat them in foil-like packaging.
This summer I will drive to Nottingham for a free tour of The Herr’s factory. It is only 56.23 miles from my house. It will take 1 hour and 23 minutes to get there and it will cost me 12 dollars and 60 cents. Who knows, maybe I will discover another reason to love Pennsylvania at the factory.
A 20 oz bag of Herr’s Ripple Chips made the move across country worth while.
What do you love about the State you live in? ( Or the province, or town, or district you live in.)