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Old 06-10-2008, 08:35 PM
 
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The thing most people know about Delaware, if anything, is either Tax-Free shopping, UD, or Rehoboth Beach.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Delaware!
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I'd like to add one more thing. Many threads talk about how great Delaware is for retirees. Please don't forget to mention that it is a great place to raise children too. Coming from Long Island, New York, we are moving to Delaware because it's an easier pace and better living. More about community service, morals and values are experienced and learned on a daily basis. Maybe because DE is smaller, these things are more visible. They seem to get lost in bigger states.

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Yeah, I've heard that about Newaygo, but I grew up listening to stories about a young boy spending time fishing on the Muskegon River. The woods, the lakes...it sounded like a paradise to me. And, oh, the stories about the interesting people who lived there. It would make a half hour sitcom.....if they did sitcoms about the early 20th century.
Michigan, especially, northern Michigan, really is a paradise to me. I can camp, hike, ice skate, all sorts of stuff. It's a very peaceful place to live too, little crime. Definitely, its worth a visit.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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GREAT birdwatching!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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GREAT birdwatching!!!!!!!!!!
Speaking of birdwatching, saw my first hummingbird of the season today. He actually used the feeder. I love the sound and sight of the seagulls, the ducks and the geese. But what I love the most about living here in DE is having sunrise and sunsets visible in the same day. I guess it's great compensation for not having any mountains.
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Methodism began in DE. Look up Barratt's Chapel online.
It actually was founded in Savannah, GA as that's where John Wesley, founder of Methodism, came to America.

More businesses are incorporated in Delaware than any other state.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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A stand out thing for me about Delaware is that it is one of the few states in the country where they have "crab houses" that serve up steamed Chesapeake Bay hard shell blue crabs by the dozen or by the bushel. Probably my favorite food in existence. The only other places where you find true crab houses are in the Chesapeake Bay area (Maryland, Virginia, and DC), coastal NC, and south Jersey. I'll take a good batch of steaming hot blue crabs over dungeness crabs, stone crabs, or king crabs any day of the week.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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It actually was founded in Savannah, GA as that's where John Wesley, founder of Methodism, came to America.

More businesses are incorporated in Delaware than any other state.
madbbqer, I was told that when I visited Savannnah just a few months ago. Beautiful city!! Barratt's Chapel likes to be included in the beginnings as well.

"Barratt's Chapel is the oldest surviving church building in the United States built by and for Methodists. But it earns its title as the "Cradle of Methodism" because of what happened here in 1784."

Story continued at this link:

Barratt's Chapel and Museum - The Story of Barratt's
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Delaware just feels relaxing. It is the peaceful shore towns,the State Parks on the ocean........The fields of wheat, and soy stretching for miles.
The restaurants nestled around the coves and bays........
There also is always something to do, or places to visit while in Delaware.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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There was an article in the paper last week that said Delaware grows 1/3 of all the lima beans in the U.S. Mostly baby lima beans. (The other two states to grow lima beans are CA and TN). I never even knew we grew lima beans
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