23 Reasons Why North Carolina Is The Best State Ever

The countdown has begun. Less than 30 days until I fly fly away on a big ol jet plane. As I prepare to leave North Carolina, I am starting to realize just how much I love it here. Funny how that works, huh?  A few months ago I wrote a post on why Wales is the best place on earth. Now I think it is only fair to give my home, North Carolina, a lil shout out before I go.

Why North Carolina Was The Best Home Ever

1. Because we’ve got the most gorgeous mountains (and the blue ridge parkway running through)

2. And the outer banks are the coolest beaches ever

outer banks north carolina

3. We’ve got all four seasons in perfect proportions


4. Because we know what real BBQ is

north carolina BBQ

4. We gave the world Krispy Kreme

North Carolina doughnuts

5. And Pepsi


6. And Cheerwine


7. And Cook Out

cookout north carolina

8. We are home to the first European Colony in North America

lost colony NC

9. And we were the first to fly

first in flight

11. Some say we were first to declare independence

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence 12. Black Beard fancied it here

Blackbeard Queen Annes Revenge

13. Andy Griffith called it home

Andy Griffith

14. We have got some of the best universities in the USint-mast-HillCourtyard15. And we know how to be rivals

UNC vs Duke16. People are sweet and the tea is sweeter

17. We know what racing means

Nascar18. We’ve got the U.S. National White Water Rafting Center

US national whitewater center

19. Charlotte is probably the best city ever

Charlotte Nc, skyline 20. But we also have lots of perfect tiny towns

small town NC21. We are the masters of deep fryingNC state fair22. Ya’ll is grammatically correct

Ya'll sign23. And where else could you enjoy a pig pickin’Wheless_Pig_Pickin

And there you have it, a few things I love about home. Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner for a few hours. My emotions have been way out of whack these past few days. I haven’t cried because I’m leaving yet, but I have cried about every other possible thing you could possibly think to cry for. Does that ever happen to you, where you just feel overly EMOTIONAL and end up breaking down over the randomest things?

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

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