Real Gone...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you have a kiddo, you know the theme song from "Cars".  You can feel free to cue that music while reading this post.  I got my inner-Jeff Gordon on or would be Dannika Patrick when we went on a ride along at the Iowa Speedway.  We got my dad this "gift" for his birthday but he decided it would be more fun to all go so he invited us all along as his guests - how does that make it his gift? I am not sure but I was stoked beyond nervous but the monetary investment made me do it.  Like all things I get roped into, I whine and freak out before and am elated and jazzed after, this was no exception.  I never knew I needed to do it before but it was SOOOO awesome.  Thanks Dad for including us in a fun (albeit FREEZING) afternoon.
 

So my dad paid for the side by side "race" so Scott and I went first - I had the m&m car and Scott the DMD car.  We were SIDE by SIDE folks - I may have said or a word or two as they snuck up next to us, whipped ahead of us and then we traded.  We took about 6 laps around the 1.5 mile track - clocking in at about 30 seconds a piece (I think it makes it like 125+ mph).  It was exhilerating as my 22 year old driver whisked me around like Driving Miss Daisy!  I don't know how those drivers do it though, my neck was so sore from the force by the end.  Imagine 400 laps!
 
Dad Before...

 
Dad and Ellen making the loop...
 
And Dad and Ellen after...
Given all of Ellen's crazy stunts including bungy jumping (with my dad mind you), skydiving and who knows what else - she still gave this little ol' ride a thumbs up.
I love that our family plays together, I just better be careful what I gift in the future...you know it will not be a skydiving gift certificate **wink!
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