Five Reasons to Love Living in NEPA

Five Reasons to Love Living in NEPA

September 20, 2013 2 By admin
For this week’s Friday 5s we are traveling up to North East Pennsylvania (aka NEPA) and checking out 5 reasons why blogger Leslie loves living there!

Me at Rickett's Glen  

Me at Ricketts Glen
For those who don’t know, I live in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania,
which is a part of Northeastern Pennsylvania, or NEPA. We call it NEPA…
don’t ask us why. I compiled 5 good reasons why I am blessed to live
here!
1. Abundant Nature! I live near beautiful state
parks, forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails. I am in the middle of so
much nature. My friend owns a pumpkin patch for crying out loud! Mark
and I hike trails at Rickett’s Glen State Park and go camping (Well,
LARPing…) at Hickory Run State Park. I am so blessed to live in such a
beautiful nature filled area. Part of me thinks I’m a city girl, but my
heart loves being close to the forest.
2. The Farmer’s Market on Thursday. I love going out
to the Public Square and seeing a showcase of local farmers peddling
their produce. I tend to buy squash, corn, green beans, tomatoes and
onions every week. My sister and I like to go out together on our break
from work. They sell big yellow sunflowers, shoo fly pie, apple
doughnuts, and loads more. It’s a fantastic way to get your weekly
groceries without having to pay to have them flown in from California
and Florida, while supporting the local economy.
3. The PA Renaissance Faire. I mean it is where Mark
and I got engaged after all! It’s theme park meets history. You can
walk amongst the nobility and the peasants of 16th century England and
even rub elbows with the Royal Court. There are dastardly pirates, a
delicious winery, and even a joust to end the day.
4. Roba’s Corn Maze! Every fall, my family and I go
to a big corn maze and run around in the brisk autumn air trying to make
our way to the end. We bring a delicious picnic consisting of apple
cider and other autumn essentials as well. It’s the perfect way to kick
off the autumn season, get excited for Halloween, and spend time with
the family. Plus this year, my niece gets to try it for the very first
time!
5. NEPA BlogCon! I would be remiss if I didn’t
mention my blogging conference project. NEPA BlogCon is a day long
conference where me and my cohorts (Karla, Mandy and Michelle) gather
the best and brightest in social media and blogging for the educational
event of the year. It’s Northeast PA’s only blogging conference and
loads of fun to plan and attend. Check out the website, why don’t you! NEPABlogCon.com

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Today’s Friday 5s post comes from North East Blogger Leslie, who writes over at Leslie IRL.  Leslie resides in NEPA and blogs about geek girl culture, cats and food, just to name a few.