Waking up on Sunday morning to cloudy, overcast skies did not look promising. We’ll just have to wait it out and see.
Pit row was full of activity. The Nascar authorities weigh and measure all the race cars to make sure they conform to the industry standards.
Military Taking Part In The Opening Ceremonies
The Merchandise Vendors Were In Full Swing
And Lynn had to take her turn behind the wheel of an actual Nascar race car.
It was back to the rig before the national anthem was sung. A fly over by a couple of military helicopters. Which we all commented that it seemed less than stellar. We were hoping for jets like they usually have. Oh well.
On the roof was the best vantage point. So up we went. Snacks, drinks, chairs and cameras were lugged up their too. It was still overcast but so far no rain. The sky actually did not know what it was doing that day. We had everything from sun to clouds to black rain clouds (with no rain) to wind to nothingness. I guess we lucked out though. I’d hate to be on the roof in muggy 80 degree weather with no clouds.
David Trying To Get Into The Action
Time for lunch. What better way to have lunch than on top of the rig while watching a Nascar race? Well, probably a lot better ways, but this is the option we had.
So burgers it was. On the roof. While watching Nascar live. I don’t think I’ll be saying that again.
After lunch the clouds started to look ominous. The wind had picked up too. So we thought it would be best to get down from the roof now, with all our gear and such, before it started to rain.
Of course the rain never came. But we were fine with that.
This was what it was all about. The Nascar trophy. It was on display for all to see before the race. I think it’s kind of bad though. You go through all this trouble, time and effort to win the race, get handed the ever coveted trophy only to have to give it up to the next winner in a couple of weeks! It’s not like a football or hockey trophy were it’s only given out once a year. That’s life I suppose.
So after the race people started packing up and heading home. We didn’t plan on leaving until the next morning as we had close to a 5 hour drive. So we just sat back and watched everyone else leave.
Then their was this guy. With all the rain over the weekend he got stuck in the mud. With everyone just standing around laughing (drunkenness does that) at him and watching him get deeper and deeper in the mud, David and Joe jumped into action.
David And Joe Helping Out A Fellow RVer That Got Stuck In The Mud
Notice Joe in the background seems mysteriously clean. Not sure how he managed that as he was just as deep in the mud as David. So after cleaning up, David reflected on the day’s events.