Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Off to the Bristol Motor Speedway!

Well it's that time again! Tomorrow, Jacob and I are on our way to meet up with my dad in Lake City, park my truck at the Walmart, and hop in his van for the 13 hour trip to Bristol, VA. Twice a year my dad, some of my brothers, Jacob and I make the same road trip to Bristol for the Races at the Bristol Motor Speedway. We usually go to both the Busch and NASCAR race. The cool pictures of the fans holding up the colored signs were from this past February’s race.

I remember the trip we took in February of 2006. On the way up to Bristol we hit the mountains between Tennessee and Virginia and they were covered in snow. That was the first time Jacob ever saw snow. I had my dad stop and we jumped out and played in the snow for a few minutes in our shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. On the day of the NASCAR race it was sooooooo cold and the race was delayed due to snow. When we arrived to the raceway the drivers and their pit crews were having a huge snowball fight with the fans. We loved being at the race but just about froze to death. It was a good thing David and Ann had some winter clothes to let us wear.

It's always nice to go up to Bristol because we get to see my sister Ann and my Brother David's family. They live in the house I grew up in when we lived in Bristol, Va. It is really cool to get to stay for free in a house that is 15 minutes from the raceway while all the other fans pay outrageous prices for hotels or have to travel from a hotel 2 hours away. Also it is very nice to get to sit in prime seats because your dad gets in the handicap section. Parking is a perk too; we get to park right by the entrance! Very nice for tailgating too!

It is always a blast to spend time with my dad, brothers, and Jacob on the long van ride there and back as well as spend time with David’s family and Ann. We always go to the best fast food place called Pal’s. They have great burgers and the best Peach Tea. We watch movies together and just hang out. We are very blessed to get to go on these very special trips with our family. Great times!!

Jacob 'CHILLIN' with his Grandpa, Uncle Mark, and Uncle Tad. Really!!

10 comments:

CroppinRobin said...

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