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April first already?!?! Really!?!?
I can’t believe how fast time is going. I can’t believe that it’s already April.
This is going to be a busy month for us, but it’s all going to be good!! I just wish that time would slow down a bit. I miss some of the time I used to have to just kick back and enjoy. April also means that we’re close to the end of the homeschool year. WOW!! The first year of high school will be down and out. So many other things coming this month, but again, it’s all good.
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Today, the theme for Foto Finish is “travel images”. We don’t travel alot and I usually do most of the driving when we do. That doesn’t give me much opportunity to take photos. Just when I thought we were getting to a place when we could finally start taking some family vacations, the economy starts to crash instead of just nose-dive. That’s a totally different topic though.
The one thing that we do travel for every year is to go down to Texas Motor Speedway. This year, it was a night race and it was totally awesome!! I played with my camera every chance that I got. I tried to get some weird effects like I see others do and that I see when I go to other photo blogs.
I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, but these cars are moving at HIGH speeds. I do like the effects from the lights though, so this is my “travel image” that I’m excited to share!! And yes, this is my man and I took every opportunity that I could to snap a shot of him. HEHE
Here’s my Foto Finish (click to enlarge)….
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Some of you may be wondering where I’ve been all weekend. Well, the answer comes in 3 letters….T M S!! We spent the day down in Ft. Worth at Texas Motor Speedway. WooHoo
For those of you that know me, you know that we love racing in this house. For those of you that don’t know me, you know this now!! My parents came to town on Thursday and we headed to the track today. All I can tell you is that we’re all wind burned, sunburned and we’ve all had rubber facials. In other words, we had a BLAST!!
Our seats were on the backstretch, about in the middle. We were only 3 rows up though. Oh that sound when the engines started was amazing. The entire day was a huge adrenaline rush. The smell of fuel and rubber. MMMM Man, when they got the green flag and came by that first time, the seats literally trembled. Totally awesome!!
We’ve never sat this close before, so we had no idea that we’d get blasted by tiny bits of rubber from the tires. Not to mention sand and dust from the track. I even had a small crushed bug land on my nose. All I could do is laugh. I thought I’d destroyed some bugs in my time, but it’s nothing compared to cars moving at 200 mph!! We all had little black bits of rubber on our clothes and blankets. That was one of the coolest parts!!
We have Team Hendrick covered when we sit in the stands. I’m #88 Dale Jr, dad is #48 Jimmy Johnson and Miss K is #24 Jeff Gordon. My mom likes #95 Bobby LaBonte and The Man doesn’t have a favorite, but he loves racing. We picked on each other all the way down about who was going to win. Miss K ended up with the winner!! Jeff and Jimmy raced to the end, but Jeff got the win and it was his first at TMS. Miss K was ssoooo excited!!
I can’t even begin to tell you how aweseom our day was. We got the tickets for $40 each because they’ve lowered them for these economic times. Otherwise, we probably won’t have gone this year….again. We couldn’t pass that up and we deserved to do something for ourselves for a change. TMS is what we chose!! The whole race was great and there was very few cautions, which meant we got to see good solid racing the whole time. My family and I are true NASCAR fans!!
Below you’ll find a couple pictures of our day at T M S….