We did about everything one can do at the track. Yesterday we got garage passes and Landen got to see more drivers along with some of the NASCAR announcers and more signatures including Rick Hendrick, which is Jimmie’s team owner.
We also got to see a first when one of the drivers went off track and his exhaust set the grass on fire. Although Jimmie didn’t win he did well and Landen had a great time. After the race they let us walk the track. Then since we had to park so far away from the exits they let us drive the track to get to the other side so we didn’t have to drive all the way around.
Then we took the pit road to the track exit. Although I was only going 40 MPH it was fun for us all. I thought we had it made since there was no traffic turning in the direction we needed to go, until we got about 5 miles down the road and there is was. Fortunately the traffic was turning off soon and we weren’t stuck too long. It still took us about 1.5 hours to do the 15 minute drive though. After we got back to the motorhome I discovered we had no hot water. It only took me about 10 minutes to find the problem and we were back in hot water.
Well today I expected to wake to rain. It didn’t happen. All the weather reports over rated the rain that was coming. We got a small sprinkle at the beginning of the race yesterday and there was 1 short rain caution during the first part of the race. I haven’t seen any rain since. So we made our way back south to Gilroy again. This is another one nighter before we head south again. This time I went around the east side of San Francisco. MUSH BETTER! We ran into some slow traffic but I can much better tolerate slow traffic than driving through San Francisco streets and traffic. Other than the drive and having to do some shopping, this is a relaxing afternoon.