I went to my first Indy 500 before I was two years old. (Thank you mom and dad)
I took my husband there on our honeymoon 14 years ago. (All the men in his family thought I was a really cool wife)
I went when I was 5 months pregnant with twins and took the twins to there first race when they were 7 months old. (My dad worried the loud noise so close to the track would harm the twins ears…..I think they’re ok)
Alex went to her first 500 at 11 months old last year. (I was not crazy enough to go when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with her…I love the 500, but I did not want to give birth at the infield care center)
It’s kind of an unexplainable passion for me.
When I was Makenna’s age, I was probably the only little girl who had my room decorated in posters of Bobby Unser and Mario Andretti instead of ponies and princesses.
Makenna’s favorite part of going to Indy is staying at a hotel with an indoor pool. (I don’t claim her as mine at this time of year)
I can name all the winners of the race since the late 60’s and without hesitation can rattle off the years Foyt, the Unsers, Rutherford, Johncock, Mears and Andretti won the race….
It’s not healthy really.
Nothing says Happy Anniversary like a family photo by a bunch of tires.
So we will head out tomorrow morning for the 12 hour trek to Indianapolis.
A 12 hour trip with 3 kids who only slept an hour of the trip last year……It’s not pretty.
But wanted to give a heads up that I won’t be posting while we’re gone.
Hava a fun Memorial Day and God bless all those who have served our country so bravely.