Monday, November 8, 2010

Mini Vacation

This past weekend I had a quick mini vacation. My husband, my father in law, a racing friend, and I all loaded up in my car and headed down to North Carolina. We left at 5 am and got there around 1pm. We hit every kind of weather possible. From sunshine to rain to snow to sleet. Oh what fun.
When we got there we went to Roush Yates Performance and stayed there for over an hour. (not my kind of fun). They did have a car sitting outfront though that caught my attention for a little bit.

Then we headed to the hotel to check in and off to Concord Motor Speedway to watch qualifying and heat races. If you have ever seen the tv show "Madhouse" on the history channel, you know who the Myers Brothers are. I ended up meeting both of them.

Friday night ended up getting rained out. Saturday we went sight seeing around town a little, otherwise known as getting lost. Dave said he knew where we were going not to bring out my gps. Once we got to the race track they had a "pit party" where you could see all the cars close up, meet the drivers and wonder around the pits. Dave and I also walked around the track. This track is kinda like a triangle. We are standing in corner 2.

It was a long cold day but the best racing I have seen in a while. Matt Kenseth's son raced in one of the divisions and came in second after running out of gas with a few laps to go. Two late models ended up on their roofs, and a e-mod decided to drive down the concrete wall and got wrapped up in the chain link fence. Unfortunately my camera died so I couldn't take any more photos.
We headed home on Sunday. Before leaving the Charlotte area I saw an Ikea. I begged for them to stop. I am in love with a store. We don't have one around here. I found so many things I like and want.
On the way home I also saw one of my dream cars. Not a bad picture for being taken on my phone. I would love a lambo.


Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

snow and sleet down there?? I dont think we even have even had snow up here in NH yet.

Vic said...

i've never been to a race...i know how lame....looked so fun though...and i wish (okay maybe not wish) that we had a glimpse of snow and sleet:)

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