Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Walk With Me...Won't You?!

Erica over at Scottsville hosts this fun weekly meme every Wednesday! This is a time to stroll though the thousands of pictures and choose one to reminisce about! I have chosen the pictures from my December 10, 2005 file! On this particular day we were at the PIR, Phoenix International Raceway, to see my dad get to race! That's right...he was racing! Well not really racing, but it was still so cool!
For Father's Day of that year, we got him the Richard Petty Driving Experience! It was so very cool! We all got to go down to PIR and watch! When he first got there he had to go through a safety class, and then got fitted for his driving regalia, and then headed to the track, and that is where we waited and waited and waited! There were a lot of drivers, and they only allowed 8 on the track at a time!

Here are the boys and their cousin Kennedy standing in front of one of the race cars. They loved it!


Colin even got to sit in one...how cool is that!?!



The boys with my dad


My dad standing next to Jr's car...one of his favs!


Getting ready to go...


Getting in...


And away he goes!!!
He got to drive around the track 8 times...I think his highest rate of speed was 108mph...that's fast!


That was a fun day! And probably the best present we ever gave him!

Thanks for strolling with me! For More strolls down Memory Lane, be sure to visit Erica!

9 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I remember this like it was yesterday. Wild how almost 4 years goes by without even a thought. Crazy. I remember how excited he was to do that. That was an awesome present!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! I bet your dad had a great time!

I have wanted to do this for my hubby. But the hefty price tag has kept me away. Maybe I need to save up for it ;)

Goose Hill Farm said...

How awesome! I really love the picture of your little one behind the wheel!

Blessings~
Laura

E @ Scottsville said...

Wow, 108 mph on an oval track. That'd scare me! I must admit that in my teen years, I did hit 100 mph on my speedometer on my car just to see if I could... but that was on a straightaway. Yikes to the oval track thing!

What a great gift to your daddy. I'm sure he LOVED IT! =0)

Darcie said...

Oh my word...what an amazing experience for everyone involved!!

christy rose said...

What a great gift to give for Father's Day. I bet he will never forget it. It would be interesting to read a "trip down memory lane" post from him on that day. I bet he felt very loved.
Great gift!
Christy

Stephanie said...

That is such a cool experience!!!! David did the same thing alittle over a year ago in Charlotte.....awesome!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...that is probably every man's dream!!! How awesome!

Amanda said...

That looks like an amazing time. My kids would go uts to be able to see something like that!

Blessings-
Amanda