Pennsylvania · Erie



Fig. 1. Lake Erie, from Presque Isle State Park. Photograph by author, April 3, 2021.

At one point, I tentatively decided I would like to move to Erie. The winter of 2022-2023, however, in which Erie was subject to significant snowfall—this can be daunting to deal with, from shoveling to driving—while Pittsburgh had hardly any, suggests that for at least as long as I am stuck driving for Uber or Lyft, this would be a bad idea.

Gene Ware, “From settlement to city: A history of early Erie and how it and the county grew,” Erie Times-News, March 17, 2023,