If you were lucky enough to be born and raised in the state of North Carolina, it’s a fact we share these ten experiences. Even if you’re a transplant, hopefully by now you’ve experience these things as well. Here are ten undeniable things us North Carolinians have done at least once.
1. Gone on a Sunday drive
Maybe after lunch or church you've hopped in the car with friends or family members and simply drove around and discussed the scenery.
2. Got up at the crack of dawn to take a day trip to the beach
Mainly for those in the triad, piedmont, and western region of the state. We've all wanted to see the ocean and swim in some salt water, but knowing it's just a four hour drive makes it easy to wake up early and pack up to go home after sunset. A nice, cheap alternative for something different to do on the weekend.
3. Rode on the Blue Ridge Parkway
It's basically a North Carolina rite of passage.
4. Cried or cussed over a basketball game
There's nothing like college basketball in North Carolina!
You've tried both styles, attended a pig pickin', and have been to a rib cookoff at least once.
6. Ate at Bojangles
If you haven't, shame on you!
7. Complained about humidity
Humidity is its own beast during the summer months. We can live with it, but that doesn't mean we haven't complained about it a few times.
8. Swam in a questionable body of water
We call those swimming holes, or rivers, or creeks. Usually mountain water is the best and most safe, preferrably near a waterfall. But everyone had that friend that had that 'pond' and you always wondered...are you sure this is safe?
9. Had Sunday 'supper'
Sunday supper usually took place after church, at Grandma's. Usually around 2-3PM but it was enough food to constitute as lunch and dinner.
10. Felt a sense of relief and happiness crossing the NC state line after a trip out of state
We love to visit other places, maybe we might live there for a few years, but NC is always home and always in our hearts.