There is no traffic (except Boston, of course)
Asians are a rarity outside of the metros.
Unless they’re studying at reowned universities of course
There are two ways to serve a lobster roll—the Connecticut way or the Maine way. I prefer the Connecticut way with warm bread oozing with butter enveloping each lobster chunk…not like the cold salad way of Maine.
Obviously rich towns with a lot of money often invites the best ice cream makers.
People may tear up while watching from afar the former president’s estate.
I won’t always get seasick while on a boat.
Falling asleep in a rocking boat is the best way to sleep
100% maple syrup comes from boiling sap from maple trees for hours (as a Californian, I never knew)
All maple syrup is organic, because maple trees are never farmed and are grown in the wild
Popular syrup like Aunt Jemina actually may not even have maple syrup and consist of syrup dyed brown
There is still no such thing as a $5 lunch. I know, I thought that I would find it in areas away from big cities
Dartmouth is one of the smallest Ivy Leagues. Not to mention the small city of Hanover that it occupies.
Cellular service in Vermont and New Hampshire in 2014 feels more like 2004. I often can’t get a signal.
Older Caucasians love the Northeast.
A sculpture made of bone, crab shells, and snail shells can be inspiring
The Red Sox will always be the Red Sox
It can take awhile to get to Boston proper from Somerville and Cambridge even if it’s a few miles away
An ice cream shop is never quite what it seems from 3000 miles away
Lines in Boston are nothing like lines in San Francisco and New York City
There is nothing like a lobster bake on an island in the middle of nowhere
No matter what building you walk in Boston, the floors will squeak with every footstep; you will learn that there is no such thing as walking softly in that city
If you’re in a small East Coast town and you want a touch of whimsy in your hip boutique shop, sell Fred products. In fact, sell only Fred products and visitors will ooh and aah over “selective” taste.
Yes, fall colors is quite beautiful
But for me, as for many nature-y things that everyone has seen in many Instagram/Flickr/Facebook/Twitter/Path photos, I saw one leaf and I felt that I saw it all