We spent Saturday afternoon at the race track so my husband could use the anniversary gift I got for him a little while back. Eight minutes driving a race car on a nascar race track? Yes, please. It was a family affair, and we all watched excitedly as he drove away and lapped around the track. If you are a nascar fan or simply like cars, this is such a cool experience to have! They also have a ride along for people who are too chicken … er, I mean too reserved … to drive. Hubby surprised me by purchasing a ticket for me! So I got to ride around the track at the end of our visit going 140MPH. Wow. So, so fun.
I couldn’t help but remember my Daddy and all of the racing he did as a young adult. And the Sunday afternoon the races were on TV growing up. I thought it was annoying then, but I’ve grown to enjoy nascar in my adult years. I so wish he could have been there this weekend to watch and cheer us on. I can see the smile on his face right now. He really would have loved every second of it. It was a bittersweet day. But one filled with lots of laughs, cheers, hugs, and high fives. A beautiful reminder of the man he was, and the way he shaped our lives.