Sunday, July 5, 2009

At the Races

After reading all the handouts on the area, I found something I thought the group would like to do as much as I wanted to . . .

Alright, it's not exactly a race but they advertise the longest go-kart track in the world at 1 1/2 miles long. Having lived a sheltered life, I had never driven a go-kart and always wanted to. Since I also wanted to put pictures of it on the blog, I didn't know how I was going to do both. No problem since we ended up with more photographers than drivers.

When I first brought it up, we had 10 people who were interested, but when push came to shove, we were down to four. However we four had a blast. The track had different sizes and levels of go-karts and we all went for the 'Thunderbolt', the biggest and badest. You even need a valid drivers license to drive it, but surprisingly, nobody asked to see our licenses.

Ron was first on the track and I guess the photographers weren't ready yet with their cameras.

I was next out. You can see I'm just a blur. :-D

Next was Wanda. You can see me in the background - still just a blur of motion.

Last out was Ernie who passed me about 1/3 of the way around the track. I understand he never did catch Ron though.

Then about 3/4 of the way around, this group of kids caught up and passed me. This first one went by very politely, but one of the others cut in too fast and tapped my front bumper. I think they purposely do that to each other and didn't realize he was hitting somebody old enough to be his grandmother. LOL

Here I'm on one of the last turns. You see I'm still smiling and waving.

And here's Ron when he finished his run.

Here are the four drivers posing for our victory photo. What fun! Although Wanda and I must have set the record for the slowest time around the track, we had just as much fun as our speed demon guys.

I'd like to thank my contributing photographers - Donna, Valerie, and Max - for their excellent action shots.


  1. If we'd been with you WE would have been on the track, too! WHAT FUN!!!

  2. It looks like you are the one passing the kids. You could have given us that story and we would have believed it. Looks like lots of fun!