Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

If you're looking for Springtime activities for kids here in the Triangle, look no further than DBAP. That's Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the uninitiated. With sunshine, hot dogs, and cotton candy, it's got all the ingredients for a perfect kid day. Plus, with ice cold beer, baseball, and cotton candy, it's a fun for the parents as well.

Linus, slathered from head to toe in sunscreen, attended his first game on Education Day. Although much busier than originally planned, it made for an exciting atmosphere with enthusiastic renditions of "Charge!" and the Sponge Bob Square Pants theme song.

Our family attended an 11AM game which worked perfectly around naptime but there are also a few early afternoon games and evening games. If you splurge ($2 more per seat), you can get seats under the awning which, for a fair child like mine, will ease your fears of sunburn.

Linus was enthralled with the game, crowd, and Wool E. Bull and managed to sit through 6 innings during which we indulged in all the regular ballpark foods.

Just don't forget to purchase your Bulls hat before you leave the ballpark so you can root for the Bulls even outside of the ballpark.

Edited to Add: Crossposted at Triangle Mamas, a great place for local mamas (and dads too). The post also received a shout-out over at 30Threads, a great place for local happenings.


Amy said...

Your Triangle Mamas post is thread #8 over at -- whoo-hoo!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

6 innings at his age? Quite impressive!

Miche said...

We love local ball games for the boys-we even caught the Mudcats playing the AL team (bears?) And we were the only people cheering for the Mudcats; pretty fun to see them and little dude loved getting the snacks! If you are back in town give me a call (I emailed my home number awhile back, let me know if you need it again) and we can meet up at South Point or North Hills (Im in Garner, so whatever is kinda middle for you) How fun! See you soon!