Monday, April 27, 2009

Race Weekend Report Coming Soon!

From high up in the stands on what looks to be the top of the world....it's Talladega Spring race, 2009! What a wonderful weekend: perfect weather (breezy, sunny, high eighties) and really good racing. Of course, it's always a bonus when our favorite driver (Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who else?) is doing well. Kerry Earnhardt raced on Saturday and for just a little while, it was a thrill to see Dale Jr. and Kerry running together. Kerry had a fast car and ran well, got dumped in the draft late in the race but it gave us all a thrill to watch him do so well. Dale Jr. finished well Saturday but didn't end in the top spot, but the finish was exciting, which is always a plus for the fans in the stands so they feel like they got their money's worth! And, Sunday's race was awesome and Sunday's finish was beyond crazy, as I'm sure all of you that follow it, by now know! I will have more to show when I can get all my photos uploaded and edited...I ended the race video taping with my small Kodak, and wow...did I ever get a surprise at the finish line!


The fans are always colorful characters....(if you click on the photo it will be easier to see the beer can necklace this crafty fellow made to wear, and I'm sure it made for some interesting tan lines...!)


The scenery in the retail area isn't too bad, either. The shopping's fun!


My daughter, Jamie chooses her race shirt for the year at the #3 trailer...yes, there are still numerous Dale Earnhardt outlets.
Tomorrow is the trip back home to Michigan! I'm sad to leave Jamie and the wonderful summery weather we have here. I've been thrilled, hanging laundry on the line, going out in flip flops, having to use sunblock! Wow!

9 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Sounds like you had a blast with the race and family visit. Have a safe trip back :-)

Anne Marie said...

Well hey! haven't been over to see you in awhile- everything looks great! and fast!!

:)

Shari said...

Oh, my husband will be so jealous - Talladega is his favorite track. He is a Dale Sr. fan from way back - and of course likes Dale Jr. now. Sounds like a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures!

FarmHouse Style said...

What a fun time!!

Yep, the summery weather has been VERY nice... but I think we are headed back to more rainy cool weather in a few days.

Hope you have a safe trip home.

Rhonda

Kelly Bergsing said...

I am glad you got to go. We live in Alabama and haven't made it quite yet. We've only been here 8 years... soon we will get to go. If my husband went without me, he would be in trouble, so after the baby is bigger we will get to go. I am glad you weren't one that got hurt. We love Jr, too!!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

I have never been to a race and it looks like so much fun! Just love the guy with the box on his head! Your last post with the spaghetti in the skillet looks so good! blessings,Kathleen

Liz said...

How exciting, this looks like so much fun! I just stumbled onto your blog this afternoon, it's so cheerful.

Donna said...

Looks like you had FUN! I'm lovin' the necklace!hahahaa...hughugs

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Joni- you're blog is so awesome!
I LOVE all your pictures- and I went back and read some of your older posts- I LOVE the one from the car show from last summer! I LOVE old cars! The Smoky Mountain antique car and Rod Run was a couple of weeks ago in Pigeon Forge (about and hour from us)- we didn't get to go but saw all kinds of them driving around here!
Thanks for stoppping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment- I've really enjoyed my visit here and will be back again!