Explore This! Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on October 4, 2010 @ 2:00 pm 6 comments
This week, we travel back to the United States to visit Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg is the capital city of the state and lies on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Other claims to fame for the city include it playing large roles in the American Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. It is also only 10 miles away from Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of the chocolate makers…..yum!
How does it relate to books? Well, it’s a frequent haunt for the characters in Megan Hart’s novels, which I’m sure alot of you are aware of. I wasn’t, until The Geeky Lover suggested it. Now, I’ve started reading Megan Hart’s Dirty in an attempt to get some background information 😉 I will admit being disappointed to discover that The Slaughtered Lamb is not an actual pub in Harrisburg, though I found one in NYC.

I couldn’t find any overly exciting pics of Harrisburg, though the river reflections, etc. are lovely. I think the steaminess of Megan’s books are what spice up living in Harrisburg for her fictional characters. Let me know what you think. And anyone that has a better idea of the hotspots in Harriburg, please feel free to share!

(My facts have been taken from the Wiki entry here: Harrisburg, PA)

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • LSUReader October 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Love the photos. I've never visited that part of the country, but my sister has and she thought it was great. Mmmmm…Hershey!

  • Melissa (My World...in words and pages) October 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I lived in Harrisburg for a few short years. But I never saw anything like these pictures. 🙂 I didn't get to do much sight seeing though. I had a little baby and college to tend. These are beautiful pictures. Thanks!

  • Megan Hart October 4, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    ha! cute entry. That picture of the houses with the lights on them is actually Philadelphia. And you're right, there is no Slaughtered Lamb in Harrisburg, but there is one in NYC. (Though I took it from the movie An American Werewolf in London!)


  • Scorpio M. October 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I read Megan's, Switch, not too long ago and it takes place in Harrisburg also I think, maybe it was Lebanon, PA. I just pictured a middle-class American city. Nice to have some pics to go along with it.

  • Jenny N. October 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I like all the historical buildings. I'm not from the states so don't know anything about Pennsylvania.

  • Jackie October 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    @LSU – I would gain weight just living close to Hershey, PA! Can you imagine the aromas?

    @Melissa – I was thinking of you when I asked if anyone had better pics 😉 College and a baby at the same time, wow!

    @Megan – Thanks for stopping by! And clearing up the one pic, (though it is pretty) – it's true you can't trust everything on the net, lol. I'm up to Ch. 7 of Dirty and am now officially your newest fan 😉

    @Scorpio – Our imaginations can do so much for us while reading, but it is nice to have some visual back-up.

    @Jenny – I don't think I've ever been to Pennsylvania myself, but it does have some definite historical importance to the "building" of America. I plan on heading that way for a road trip soon.

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