Last year, my husband watched the race, and at one point mentioned the landmark that would be happening this year. "That would be cool to go to that," he said.
"Yeah, mmm hmm, you bet," I replied.
So, imagine my surprise when some six months later he told me that his name was chosen in the ticket lottery and we'd be going to the race for our vacation this summer! I mean, it wasn't my first choice for a vacation. I'm more the toes in the sand, drink in my hand sort of person, but this was something important to him, and it truly was a once in a lifetime thing. A few people said "oh cool!" a few others said "really?"
So, off to Indianapolis we went, adding a few other stops along the way so there was something for everyone.
|Signage in downtown Indy|
|A wrap on a downtown building leaves nothing to the imagination.|
With a noon start, that meant of course we had to get up and head to the track at 5:00am.
And we still ended up waiting in traffic with thousands of others, vying to find our parking spaces. Kind of ironic, the slow crawl to the speedway. We found our spot and we were off!
|The pre-race fun included lots of opportunities for pictures.|
He ran out of gas on his victory lap.
|The race winner, getting a tow back to the starting line after running|
out of gas on his victory lap.
After the race, we were all a little sunburned, a lot hungry and riding high on the adventure of all we'd experienced. A quick cool-down nap and then it was off to dinner.
|Not gonna lie, I was excited to dig into this.|