Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Getting Caught Up - Indianapolis Memorial Day Weekend

Where do I start? First, I kind of dig Indianapolis. I mean, it's awesome that Kendra lives there part of the year while Hank play football, but it's nice. I didn't know what to expect for Indiana, but it's nice.

Part of the trip was to visit one of my best friends, Kristin, but the other part was to experience the Indy 500. AH. MAZE. ZING. I started the trip off with a little bit of a back spasm so I was moving around geriatrically, but otherwise, I managed to keep up with the hike into the Speedway. It's awesome in so many ways. Not only is it the largest spectator sport facility with 250,000 permanent seats, but you also get to bring in anything you want. So, naturally, we trucked in with food, booze, and sunscreen. Most of the day is spent tailgating on the in field, then watching milliseconds of the race and the cars zoom past, then sitting in traffic for 2 hours while EVERYONE in Indiana leaves. It was a blistering 96 degrees with 67% humidity...and the heat of the track...meaning that we were essentially dry roasting ourselves at about 125 degrees...for several hours.

This guy sums up the awesomeness of the race:

Thankfully, we were diligent with our sunscreen application, so no one actually roasted.

Upside, the people next to us were roasting, left early, and left their Slip N Slide behind...enter cool down after the race. It? Was awesome. Highly recommend everyone to invest in one. Stat!

Also, Dunkin Donuts: You are put on notice that Colorado, more specifically anywhere near me, needs a franchise. Now. I don't care so much about the donuts, but more about the French Vanilla Coffee. Just sayin'.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Indianapolis! I went when it was like walking through knives - COLD, but I still enjoyed every minute of it! Cute blog... glad I ran across it!