To catch you up on my weekend, Brandon and I ran 10 miles on Saturday morning.
Then my Saturday evening consisted of this:
You know … because I’m such a racing-enthusiast.
(Where’s the sarcasm smiley on this thing?)
For those who know me, you know that I’m pretty much as girly as they come. Shopping, reality TV, baking, going to the beach… these are my ideas for a good time.
Anything involving dirt? No, thank you.
So the fact that I went to a tractor-pull last weekend and then a race track this weekend … ?
Toto, we’re not in Florida anymore.
Let me back up and explain. Brandon works with a guy named Mike. Mike previously raced cars for about 13 years. He has since quit racing, but decided to do this one race just for fun.
(Because evidently some people enjoy seeing their lives flash before their eyes.)
So all of Brandon’s work friends decided to get together to support Mike at the race.
Prior to the race, Mike brought his car over to Jon and Jenny’s house, which is where the “pre-race festivities” were happening.
(Our hosts, Jenny and Jon.)
Brandon really liked the car (don’t all boys love cars?).
Jon and Jenny had told us that they were ordering pizza for everyone. We had no idea that they would also have this spread …
FYI, buffalo chicken dip is the thing dreams are made of.
And the dip on the bottom is a beef jerky dip! I had never heard of such a thing, but it was awesome.
Not only did we stuff our faces with all of this amazing food AND pizza, but we had also made a little stop on the way over …
… my husband knows the way to my heart.
Here’s a few more pictures from the pre-race party …
When we got to the race track, this was the first thing I saw:
Now doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Something else that I noticed right away?
Ali and I were just a tad overdressed. We definitely got a few funny looks.
But hey, I asked Brandon what I should wear. And he was no help. So I was on my own, and I always believe that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed!
The races ended up being really fun! We had a great group to watch the events with, and the races were really exciting!
There were also a ton of wrecks, which was crazy to watch.
Sadly, our friend Mike was one of those wrecks …
Someone hit him when they were going around the bend, and he got pretty banged up. He didn’t get hurt, but the car sure did.
Later that night, Mike joined our group to watch the remainder of the races. And he signed autographs for the kids … they thought he was a celebrity!
Here’s just a few more pictures from the evening …
Ali (my fellow girly-girl) and I both agreed that we had a great time, and we’re glad that we tried something new.
And now, I’m already looking forward to next weekend … we’re going to a local festival on Friday night and the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday! You better believe I’m going to be indulging in plenty of delicious fair foods!
Question for ya …
What did YOU do this weekend?
Have you ever been to a race track? Did you like it??