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Not So Lazy Days: Daddy takes boys to a soccer field of dreams

Updated on August 17, 2011

This week, my husband is off from work and is in charge of the activities. Here's his account of today's adventure:


Sports & Games

Sports fields are hard to maintain. If it isn’t the mowing, it’s the drainage, or the painting of the lines, etc. There are a lot of headaches for schools or towns that count on well-maintained fields for their sporting events, but Asheville, NC, has solved that problem.

Asheville’s soccer complex has five beautiful artificial turf fields that can be used for anything you can think of, including soccer, football, lacrosse or just messing around throwing a Frisbee, like the boys did with their grandfather today.

It was a good place to get some energy burned off for the kids after being stuck in the car for almost 11 hours yesterday, save for a rest stop with a park in Blacksburg, Va.

The complex also had a nice playground that was similar to one we had played on in South Jersey. It had plenty to climb on, including a straight wall with an extra-thick rope to help in climbing it. The oldest failed to scale it, and after I shot my mouth off that he’d never be an American Ninja Warrior, I tried it myself. After talking trash, I made darn sure to make it, but it was tougher than I thought.

The oldest especially enjoyed the tire swing that went back and forth and around thanks to a special rotating latch. The woman who used it prior went staggering away with dizziness, and his experience was no different as he stumbled away from the swing like he had sampled too much moonshine, but still with a smile on his face.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      Interesting write up. Great job on your hub. Keep up the great work! Voted up! :)