One of the things that our family has really enjoyed getting in to since moving to North Carolina two years ago is the local sports scene. This was a surprise aspect to our relocation and in a sense the boys' experiences at school and on the various Town of Cary sports and soccer teams have spurred us on. If you are going to live in the Triangle area you need to pick a few teams, know which colors you want to wear, and which you would prefer not to be seen in. For example, my daughter made sure to get just the right shade of blue when she had a cast put on last fall.
Last summer we decided to make going to the Durham Bulls game on the Fourth of July a new family tradition. We had a great time taking the kids to their first baseball game and this year it will have an international angle as the Bulls will be playing out of town and we will have a chance to see the USA Baseball team play Chinese Taipei, followed by a great fireworks display. Americana at its best in my book.
This year we are trying another evening sporting event that I am sure will also become an annual tradition. We have been meaning to get to a Carolina Railhawks game and on Saturday, May 17th they are having their 6th annual Taste of the Triangle event followed by a game against the Atlanta Silverbacks. What could be better? A warm NC evening, great food, local beer, and the excitement of a live soccer match! How did I miss this last year, I found myself wondering.
Whether it was our January trip to see the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets again) against the Miami Heat or seeing the Carolina Railhawks live for the first time this weekend, these sporting events are a fantastic way for our entire family to spend an evening together. Doing something out of the ordinary, being a part of our NC community, and creating new family traditions along the way.