Sunday, March 6, 2011

NASCAR Las Vegas

Many people wouldn't have believed it if I told them, so I have pictures to prove it! I went to NASCAR in Las Vegas with Garrett and Grayson on Saturday. (Long story, short--John was planning on taking them but had potential clients flying in from California to meet with him Saturday afternoon). I say, serendipity...

There were AT LEAST 200,000 people--who knew?! I've GOT to get a NASCAR jacket and cuter ear plugs when I go again.

The boys wanted tickets on the front row and wanted to get there an hour before the race began. We watched the Sam's Town 300, consisting of 300 miles or 200 laps around the track. It took about 2-1/2 hours to complete this race (including driving slows laps while they took care of the crashes--very exciting).

Visual proof I was at the race and enjoyed food and many treats AND it was 73 degrees!

The stadium filled up in no time.

Since we were sitting at the Start/Finish line, we saw the many flags signaling different messages to the cars. The green flag of course is "GO" and I think I will even "GO" to another NASCAR race. I thoroughly enjoyed myself!


6 comments:

Karen said...

Please tell me that you bought one of those hats with the built in straw and beverage holder...please, please, please! You are one cool mom!

Mrs. Organic said...

73 degrees? I'd totally wear ugly earplugs for that.

Shauna Rae said...

I agree with Karen .... one COOL mom you are!!!! 73 degrees sounds HEAVENLY!!!!!

Carin said...

I would have sat there for the sunshine!!!!! You are the best! Where was Hailey!?

Misty said...

So I am laughing so hard right now! My parents and brother are die-hard NASCAR fans and Ryan and I do not enjoy it. They camp in their trailers in the middle of the track in Vegas. It's quite the party. I just crack up thinking of you there. Who's your favorite driver?

Tracy said...

Looks like a blast. Alicia I was thinking about our missions yesterday alot...what a great experience that was. Send me your email so that I can include you on Caleb's blog. You're a great friend to me! It will soon be your turn to send your son off.