7.15.2007

What a Weekend!

Well, usually I can say that my weekend was uneventful, but not this one!! Friday night we had lots of company. Kirby, Connor, Wes, Regan, Tessie (our friend and former exchange student from Germany), Annaloes (our friend and former exchange student from Holland), Mitchell, Tyler, and Uncle Danny came over. (I hope that I am not leaving anyone out.) We watched a movie and just hung out. We had a blast!
Saturday morning we got up and got ready to go to the Indy Race in Nashville. Bridgestone sponsors the race each year and they go all out. Food, food, food!!!! It is a large time! This year my mom, step dad, Uncle Danny, Paula, Terry, Salem, KrisAnn, Zach, Mike and I all went together. I had everything ready to go; my camera was in my purse along with the tickets. I had it all under control!!! The weather was gorgeous when we left...not a cloud in the sky. On the way to the race, we all checked out my step dad's new iPhone and looked at the radar. NO RAIN!!!
When we got there, it was hot, but not as hot as it has been at past races. After we walked around, mom suggested that I snap a couple of pix. I got out my camera, turned it on and it said NO MEMORY CARD! I wasn't as prepared as I thought; the card was in my laptop!! None of us had a camera!! BOO HOO!!! No pictures today. I was so mad at myself, but nothing I could do. Just suck it up and go on. After we ate dinner and visited, it was time for the first race at 3:30. We girls stayed in the hospitality tent and the boys went to watch the race. A few big name racers spoke to the crowd in the tent, gave autographs and got some good PR. Would have loved to snapped a few shots, but oh no, I didn't bring my memory card. I am not bitter or anything, I'm just saying. Later, the first race ended and the guys came back to the tent. We sat around for a bit longer and then "Hottie" Dario Franchetti(Ashley Judd's hubby) came into the tent to speak to the crowd. However, he wasn't giving autographs and that was a little disappointing. But Terry managed to get one for Paula. I AM STILL JEALOUS!!:)
After Dario left, we went to strech our legs again and go into the stands. It began clouding up, but still didn't look like rain was anywhere in sight. The fans filed into the track and found their seats, we sang God Bless America, they introduced the drivers, and with about 3 minutes til race time, it began to sprinkle. It stopped as quickly as it started. Whew! We all thought it was over. The preacher said the prayer and even asked for a little "divine intervention" to control the weather. As soon as he finished, it opened up and poured!!! Everyone rushed below the grandstands for cover, but it was raining so hard there was no relief. My mom and I left the pack and headed for the ladies room, along with a hundred other women, and that is where we hung out for almost an hour! The rain finally let up, and we met up with the other poor drenched souls and tried to devise a plan...to stay or not to stay. Finally, we decided that an hour and a half wasn't too long to wait for them to dry the track. So, we got a bite to eat, tried to dry our rain soaked clothes and began walking toward the track. Then I looked back out at the sky and saw another round of rain heading our way. That was it!! We were outta there. So we walked back to the car, and just in time too. It began pouring, again!!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say, the race was postponed until today at noon, and we didn't go back. Well, my step dad did, but no one else. Mike and Uncle Danny went to see a Braves game, and Arden and I went to church and then to the lake with Donald, Tesh, Kirby, Connor, Wes, Salem, Regan, Tessie, Annaloes, Tyler, and Leo(Tessi's Brother). It was a beautiful day, little overcast, but perfect for Connor. We had a blast and enjoyed spending time with our wonderful family. I Love you guys so much.

7 comments:

Mylie and Me said...

Whew! That makes me tired just reading it!

Mylie and Me said...

we are having friends over for dinenr tomorrow, so it will be a quick trip.

Kirby Williams said...

I had fun with you too this weekend. Love ya bunches.

Mim said...

Whew!! That explanation wore me out! I just got to get to the lake with you guys. You can't have all the fun all the time. Love you much, Mom

Kirby Williams said...

Yes we can have all the fun cause wherever we are there is a party.

Paula Ann Wanamaker said...

Ok, I'll admit, I had fun while it lasted, but I'm still mad at the "J.A." that couldn't take a freakin picture of me, you and Krisann!!! What a jerk!!!!!!!!!
I love ya and had a ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cya in the morning with Ardie

Paula Ann Wanamaker said...

Al,
check my blog! your going to crack up!!!!
lov ya
paudie ann