Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Samsung 500

Once we got Loni released from the hospital and felt that immediate danger was averted, we made the decision to go ahead and go to the Sunday Nascar race after all. There are very few thing in life that I enjoy as much attending a race. Truly. So this was the best thing in the world for us to do. I will admit to being a nagging mother-in-law though and called Loni a couple of times to be sure she was off her feet. ;)

We really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for the race. And we really felt rather spoiled rotten before and after the race because our version of "tailgating" was in my brother-in-law's fifth wheel! Really nice to have a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom right there for our every need. :) We grilled burgers for lunch and sat outside enjoying the weather, then after the race we had pizza outside while the cars sat in pretty much a gridlock for an hour and a half. Very, very nice to have the trailer!

This picture really tickles me and won't interest anybody that isn't a Nascar fan. As a group, one of our favorite drivers is Dale Jr (and I'll add that really he is a BIG fan favorite here in Texas). Anyway, he was doing so well all through the race and it was looking like if he didn't win, it would at least certainly be a top 5 finish. Next thing we know there's a wreck and in front of him and Kyle Bush ran into Jr's backside, causing him to spin out! There was practically weeping in the stands at this turn of events. We had scanners and sat listening to Jr. try and try to get the car going, but no go. Next thing we know the scanners said that Jr. was on the track again, this time driving Kyle Bush's car!!! Very funny - to the fans anyway. :)

1 comment:

Jess said...

I found you through the Pink & Green Swap page - glad to see another NASCAR fan in Crafty Blogland! We're Jr. fans here too (though I'm a big fan of Kasey Kahne, too - he's a cutie). I'm really enjoying your blog and I'm glad I found it!