Discussion in 'ME - Maine Chevy Truck Owners' started by ChevyFan, Dec 21, 2006.
I know that we've got a lot of folks from the Northeast on here.
Hmmm....Can we get a shout from all North Easterners!!!! Tell us something unique about your state!
There used to be a TV spot that claimed that RI was the biggest little state in the union.
You can drive through RI via Route 95 in under 45 minutes provided there's no traffic. It's also claimed that the state of RI, is the size of Dallas, but with a higher population. Probably also higher pollution!!
Try to get across Dallas in 45 minutes, good luck. :lol:
Maine where the USA's day starts.
Our sunrise is the earliest in the country.
I like Maine. I guess mostly because of the mentality of the people who drive there. They don't seems to be affected by the Massachusetts attitude. "Hurry up, and get to the next red light, and then wait, just to do it all again." or how people from southern New England will go out of their way to make sure that you can't pass on the highway.
The drivers I've encountered in Maine, always pass on the left, and then get right back over, and leave the high speed lane clear for other drivers.
Facts about NJ
If you've ever lived in Jersey...you'll appreciate this!!!
New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern
seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to
as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not
Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian
sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor
John P. Holland.
New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most
famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City,Seaside Heights, Long Branch,
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for water
quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest
chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production
(and here you thought Massachusetts?)
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first
brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body
electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US,
located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes
Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark),
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War
battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory.
We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport , NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport,NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden,NJ.
New Jersey was home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City.
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its
playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world,
not to mention salt water taffy.
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the
Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson(Holland Tunnel).
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken,NJ, which is also the
birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played inNew Brunswick in
1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened inCamden, NJ,
(but they're all gone now!).
New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams!
The first radio station and broadcast was inPaterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce
Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon,
Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick,
Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer,
Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie
McElroy, Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman,
Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill,
Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci,
Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman
Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta,
Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue,
Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm.Halsey,Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy's),
William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson,
Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia, Kelly Ripa, and, of course, Francis Albert
Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.
Bob Meade adds: The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is
the second highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.
You know you're from Jersey when . . .
You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges."
You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.
You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 A.M.
You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and
you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a "jug handle" is.
You know that WaWa is a convenience store.
You know that the state isn't all farmland.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey--there's the
shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down the shore." And when
there, you're not "at the shore"; you are "down the shore."
You know how to properly negotiate a circle.
You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.
You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New" to
identify it (try . . . Mexico . . . York .! . . Hampshire-- doesn't
work, does it?).
You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND
a fast food sandwich.
You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.
You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different."
Yes they are!
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes toPrinceton--that's for
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.
You know that people from North Jersey go toSeaside Heights, and people
from Central Jersey go to Belmar, and people from South Jersey go to
Wildwood. It can be no other way.
You weren't raised in New Jersey--you were raised in either North
Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel,
Bamberger's and Orbach's.
You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.
You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
And finally . . .
You've NEVER, NEVER NEVER, EVER
pumped your own gas
So many good points there. Ahhh Rickel Home Centers. I used to work there. They had the poorest setup from controlling shrink, and everyone knew it, and EVERYONE took advantage of it, managers included. No surprise they never survived. My Uncle, and his family lived in Newark, and we used to visit them a lot....and "What Exit" is not Funny at all.
Not being a native of NJ, I'm suprised to say that I could relate to at least 1/2 to 3/4 of that. Must have visited a lot more than I realized.
So, who else do we have on here from the NorthEast? I'm pretty sure I saw someone who's from NH that just signed up recently. How 'bout it people?
I know we have some New Yorker's. You guys qualify as North East too!
I am from NH and signed up the other day( on SilveradoClub.com ). Now this new site shows up and I am having all kinds of trouble signing in. Getting all kinds of error messages( In order to accept POST request originating from this domain, the admin must add this domain to the whitelist. is the big one )and it says my username and such was no good. My e-mail address was not on file and the few posts I made are gone as well? I had to re-register to post this.
Is Toledo Ohio considered North East or midwest?
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