Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A Day At The Races

Yesterday was PChad’s birthday (he turned THIRTY!!!), so we decided to celebrate by going to the annual Demolition Derby in Oyster Bed.  Since it’d been ingrained into us that when you go somewhere you arrive early, we were at the racetrack 1/2 an hour before things got started.

IMG_4200 Lucky for us, it was audience appreciation day, so they were giving the kids rides in the race cars.  Chancery told me afterwards, “I helped the driver drive the car.”

IMG_4204 Asher took rides in 3 different cars…

IMG_4206 …he then gave me the lowdown on how many times he went around the track in each car.

IMG_4207 The kids started off excited…

IMG_4210 …but the lack of naps soon caught up with them.

IMG_4211 Asher discovered that he could see people under the bleachers, so he spent the bulk of the afternoon saying “hello” to anyone who would listen.

IMG_4213 And of course, it looked like fun, so Chancery had to join in too.

We had a great time.  I was a bit surprised that the kids did so well (don’t get me wrong, they weren’t angels) seeing as we were there for over 4 hours.  My only complaint was that the demolition derby part was so short.  When I’ve been to them before, the entire afternoon is different heats of the demolition with different cars; yesterday was a day of stock car races with a 15 minute crash up derby at then end.  But it was a fun way to spend our last weekend of summer.

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