More like we are not at the track!
And the inauguration of the first night race at PIR (Phoenix International Raceway), we had not missed a race to what we called the spring race. Till now!
Last year they changed the date and is now the 2nd race of the year. Which means it is not spring anymore. Which means COLD! And I don’t do well in cold weather. Oh, and it is not a night race either.
SO as I watched practice on T.V., in my home for the first time in like ever, I can’t help but miss what use to be our norm.
Though we had been going to PIR since 1996, 2005 was the 1st year we were going to be RV’ing it. We enjoyed it so much that we upgraded and added a site for the November race.
I got meet Kenny Schrader and Greg Biffle.
Look how close we got to Jeff and Jimmie…
But what I will miss the most, the years the grand’s began to come.
Our grand Bug was turning 5 and he wanted to go the races when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday. More seats were added and it became a regular thing.
Besides the grand’s, my brother and his family would came down as well.
I got to meet Jimmie Johnson…AWESOME! Just not very good pictures of me though.
We held our one and only Easter egg hunt at the track.
If only she knew how many people thought she was so cute sleeping during the races
You can see here how cold it was. A hat under a hood still didn’t work. And it was a wool hat!
I am thankful though to be watching practice from my home, as it is very COLD and WINDY outside and I know it wouldn’t have been pleasant for me.
This change did not affect the year, just the season. We will continue to go for the fall races. Besides, we have 2 RV spots for that race and can host more guest. It also frees up funds to go to a different race…now I just have to decide which one!