March is a crazy time of the year. Spring breaks are starting for college kids. The warm air of spring begins to clash with the cold air of winter triggering severe thunderstorms, big snowstorms, tornadoes, and more. Of course who can forget about the “March Madness” of college basketball.
I am a huge fan of college basketball and with family ties to Duke, UK, Maryland, and UNC, this time of year certainly brings out the competitive spirit. Needless to say, with Miami beating UNC for the ACC title this year, we were all bummed out but now we can move on to the big dance. Oh wait, Maryland and Kentucky aren’t in it this year either. Well maybe a daytrip or two will fit in after all.
This time of the year can be a challenge to outdoor event planning. The forecast changes almost as fast as my bracket choices. Without a doubt, the first round (after the play in games) is my favorite round. I love the upsets and wall to wall basketball from Thursday through Sunday. But I also hate missing out on good weather and really don’t want to be tied to my television for four days.
I was ecstatic to discover that I can still hit the road and not miss any games this year. Yes, you read that right and I’m not talking about recording them. You can watch all of the game live on your mobile devices. Simply go to www.ncaa.com/marchmadness to learn more and watch all the games. You can watch the games on your computer, ipad, tablet, iphone, smart phone and more. Just make sure your batteries are charged.
Of course you shouldn’t be watching and driving so kick back in the passenger seat and let someone else do the driving this trip. You can enjoy time visiting some exciting places here in Virginia, North Carolina, or West Virginia this weekend and till take in all the basketball you can handle.
Make sure you take along a pen to keep track of your bracket and of course the camera to capture some digital memories of your trip. Now, where did I lay down that bracket?