OUTSIDE FUN

 

The weather has been extremely fickle recently and here is March – the most fickle month of the year. But I do believe we are finished with the days of extreme cold and are headed for weather suitable to spending time outdoors. I am well aware that many of today’s kids are absorbed with electronic devices, however, it really is good for them (and for us) to get them interested in enjoying the outdoors. There are so many opportunities for this in Brunswick County, NC. The first thought that comes to mind is the ocean. It is always there¬†faithfully providing so many opportunities for enjoyment. In fact, Brunswick County, NC is filled with bodies of water in the form of lakes and rivers and streams as well as the Intracoastal Waterway. Opportunities abound for swimming, fishing, cast netting, boating, sailing, water skiing, surfing, kayaking and more.

There are wonderful parks all over the county. Some of these provide opportunities for watersports and most of them offer walking trails, hiking, horseback riding, exploring nature, having picnics, sports fields and more fun.

There are many team sports available for kids as well. These are provided by the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department and include football and baseball as well as tennis lessons. Team sports are also offered by individual town recreation departments. Do you have an avid swimmer in the family? Check out the Marlin’s Swim Team. Do you have a child interested in golf? Why not contact First Tee of Brunswick County? ¬†There is so much to enjoy outdoors – get outside!

 

 

 

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year for nearly everyone in the US. The grocery stores are full of customers buying beer and sodas, snacks like chips and pretzels, ingredients for chili and casseroles. Many of you are planning parties in your homes or planning to attend parties at a friend or relative’s house. This year the east coast meets the west coast somewhere sort of in the middle which makes it difficult for fans of both sides to get to the actual event. Fortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it) there likely will not be a TV station that is not broadcasting the event. You may prefer to watch it at home by yourself, but if you are not attending a party and would rather share the excitement with others, there are a number of places where you can go to watch the game. Here are a few suggestions:

Slainte, in Southport, NC is having a Super Bowl Party. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/nightlife/entertainment/slainte/profile/)

Chasers Sports Bar & Grill, in Oak Island, NC has a number of TVs which you can watch. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/nightlife/oak-island/chasers-sports-bar-and-grill/profile/)

Fibber McGees, in Sunset Beach, NC has a great menu and a large selection of beers. (http://oceanislebeach.insiderinfo.us/nightlife/sunset-beach/fibber-mcgees/profile/)