Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This past weekend Tyler and I along with my brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Lisa, headed to St. George for a little shopping (girls) and mountain biking (boys).

And then, on to Vegas for an experience that was loud, fast and totally exciting! We were among the rednecks of the rednecks!

It was a lot of fun; amazing weather, jaw-dropping and ear-burning sites and sounds of white-trash and a surprisingly fun event to watch.

This was our first time at a NASCAR race, or any professional race of this caliber, but Todd and Lisa are seasoned veterans. They graciously showed us the ropes! They taught us how to maneuver the pre-entertainment (aka people watching), how to breathe without inhaling secondhand smoke and how to communicate with drunk spectators.

We have to admit, watching cars go around in a circle sounds rather boring on most occasions, but when you're surrounded by 200,000+ drunk, screaming racists, it's actually quite entertaining! The thunderous sound that 40+ race cars make when they go by at 190 mph is pretty impressive.

For us...this was an experience we will not forget!! We had a blast! However, next time we'll watch from the smokeless comforts of our living room.

But, another weekend trip with Todd and Lisa is a definite-must on our to-do list!!! Thanks guys...=)

And, finally...for my friends and former-coworkers at 3M...


Janna said...

Hey Brigitte-
Thanks for popping in and saying hi to me in blogland. Looks like you had a fun trip. My 3rd grade boyfriend Kevin Harvick won the Nascar race on Saturday. Did you see him?

Speedys said...

Thank you so much for inviting us to go with you for the weekend, so you could experience the sights and sounds of the Nascar Racing world. We had so much fun with you guys. We for sure need to get together again, maybe for dinner and a movie, but not a depressing movie.

Sheri said...

Sounds like a very fun trip...great pictures!

Janna said...

I'm totally serious. He's from Bakersfield, CA and we went to school together from K to the 10th grade. We never broke up after "going together" in the 3rd grade so technically he's still my boyfriend. :)