Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day Weekend Get Away {Zoom, Zoom} Part 1

Guess where we went this Labor Day weekend? It was our mini-vacation away from home. All I can say is we needed this get away!. We haven't went anywhere this summer so we were more than excited. We went  somewhere that is basically a family tradition......it all started back in 2000 all credit is due to Aunt Ruthie & Uncle Gene. :) {{Double Thank You to them!!}} Can you say Boogity, Boogity, Boogity? Yep!!! Nascar Races here we come! We went to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA. This wasn't  a trip to the races & sitting in the stands. Oh no, this is way different! You honeslty couldn't pay me to sit in the stands after experiencing it the way we do!!

Aunt Ruthie & Uncle Gene have a camping spot on Turn One inside of the track. Yep, right in the middle of the track!! You really didn't think I was staying in a tent did you? Well at least not in the hot weather, because I have stayed in a tent once at the races, but it was cold & I LOVE cold weather!! :)
Typically we buy the camping spot right next to Aunt Ruthie and pull my inlaws fifth wheel camper there. This year there was confusion because the guy that owns the camping spot next to Aunt Ruthie somehow didn't receive his ticket from Atlanta Motor Speedway & they would not mail him a second ticket. That meant we didn't have ticket to buy! He would have actually had to come from Ohio where he lives & drive to Atlanta to pick up his ticket, which he could not do. So that meant we were out of a camping spot. {insert boo-hoo}.

Well all had been looking forward to getting away. Not to mention Colby our oldest son invited his girlfriend,Sarah to come along with us. This would be her first Nascar experience and he was so very excited to show her around. This is something we've been doing for years and now he would get to show her part of his life and what  he's experienced. So sweet, determined Colby got on Ebay (this is after his Dad & Sarah had already searched high and low) & Sarah even made a few calls only to be told the spots had sold a day or two before!) & guess what? Colby found a camping spot in the middle of the track! Bless his heart...he was thrilled not to mention us too!! He did bid on the spot & won the ticket. Colby had the ticket fedex overnited to us so we would receive it before we left. So the game was back on. :)

^^^^^ Our destination! :)

Sarah & Colby.....He's an awesome driver!

Just Me!!!

My inlaws truck & fifth wheel camper.....

More to come as soon as I finish journaling the rest of our trip! Stay tuned. ;)


Tania said...

Glad things worked out for you all. Can't wait to read about the rest of your trip.