Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bristol Race

A great race weekend!

Friday afternoon we headed down to Bristol, TN for the NASCAR race. I was very worried about making the trip because of the long drive and because I’m really not a NASCAR fan anymore. I was really worried about being pregnant, even though I went to the Charlotte race at the same point in my pregnancy with my son (I think I’m starting a tradition here). But this is the one race that hubby has been dying to go to since the day I met him, so there was no way I was going to take that away from him or bring him down by telling him I didn’t want to go.

The drive down was gorgeous and went by really quickly! We got to the hotel around 10:30 and then went and got some food because I hadn’t eaten very much that day. Saturday we got up and did a little shopping, ate some lunch by the pool and then took a nap! The weather was absolutely gorgeous down there! It was the perfect temperature with bright sunny skies!

After our naps we headed to the track! We had a parking pass for a lot that was pretty close to the track, and then we actually hopped on a shuttle that took us right there, so there wasn’t too much walking which was really nice. We walked around and visited the vendors and got some freebies before heading into the track. The only bad thing about this track is that it’s up on a hill, so I had to climb this hill to get up into it. My legs were sore, but I survived!

Hubby loved the race! My mother-in-law and I had a countdown of how many laps to go until we got to leave. I at one time even pulled out my phone to play solitaire :) Part of the reason we hated the race so much was because Kyle Bush was leading the whole time, and we DESPISE him. So since Carl Edwards passed him during the last 5 minutes of the race and won, we actually say that we had a good time at the race!

Sunday we got up and headed back home. We stopped at my parents’ house to pick up the kids and hung out for a little while. The weather was hotter and much more miserable there than it was down south!

Once we got home we gave the kids a bath and played for a little bit before putting them and ourselves to bed. We were beat! But it was worth it…hubby had a fantastic time and I liked the trip a ton better than I thought I would. Maybe next time I’ll try it not being 8 months pregnant :)


Anonymous said...

Glad you had a nice time :) I use to be so into NASCAR, but haven't been for the last 4 years.

Great pictures!!

Sherry said...

Awesome pictures and girl you sure don't look 8 mos pregnant!!! When I was hell my face even looked pregnant, haha, but you look awesome!! Pics of you and hubby are great, as are the other ones.
So glad you had a good time, even better than you expected. Isn't that the way it always go????

Daddy Dan said...

I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

I was going to say the same thing about you good you're looking for being 8 months pregnant.

Lastly, I love going to the NASCAR races here at California Speedway - my wife not so much. We haven't gone the last few years because the race is on Labor Day weekend and it's always 100-plus degrees, which is miserable all day. Next year they're moving the California race to October, so hopefully we'll start going again.

radioactive girl said...

You two are so adorable together! I'm glad you had a good time!

Our Moments said...

Looks like so much fun. I'd love to go to a race one day. I just settle for watching them on tv. I, too, liked how the race turned out! hehe :)

Anonymous said...

You look fantastic!!!! From the face shots, you'd never EVER know you were about to give birth!!

Julie said...

Sounds like a nice weekend - and some nice couple time before baby #3 is here! I'm sure hubby appreciated you going.