Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Daytona 500

Sometimes I have to stop and just observe where I'm at in life.  That moment happened this weekend at the Daytona 500.  As I watched the rain come down on Sunday standing in the Furniture Row Racing shop I sat there thinking...how did we get here and more importantly WOW- this is sure fun! My Cowboy & I  are really excited about Furniture Row Racing  and the Farm American initiative they support. We have been working with them for over a year now and the program is just growing and growing and reaching more people with the story of where their food comes from. This passion My Cowboy & I have for reaching people with this message has taken us around the world and now to the Daytona 500. 


So here we are at...the Daytona 500.  We loved every minute of the experience! I wanted to share the highlights.

Any introduction to a track is going to the infield.  I tell you there is nothing more cool then going through a tunnel under the track.  Daytona's traffic tunnel is the smallest I've seen but made it even more fun.  We both walked the tunnel and in this picture we caught a ride on a golf cart. Just in case you're wondering the golf cart ride was better.  But I'm not complaining.

















My Cowboy did something he has always wanted to do. We got to sign the start/finish line. It's really a cool experience.  You look at all the names and messages and think about all the different people there and what brings them together for this amazing sport.

Then we also got to watch the races.  We saw the truck race and the Nationwide race. I know some of you don't recognize My Cowboy without his cowboy hat on. Sometimes he goes in disguise in order to blend better. See here he looks like a normal race goer. One of the great things about working with a NASCAR team is that we got to watch this race on top of the hauler. For those non NASCAR fans the hauler is what hauls the car and tools. 
And then the rain came. We woke up Sunday morning hoping that the rain would miss the track but it didn't. And it rained and rained and rained some more...So what does NASCAR do when it rains. Not much they hang out in the shop and wait for it to stop. Unfortunately for us we couldn't get our flights changed and had to come home on Monday morning. I know, I know you think that's crazy! But we had other things to get back to and I think it gives us a good reason to go back next year!
Thanks Furniture Row Racing for a wonderful opportunity. I've turned into a huge race fan there is something about hearing those cars going around the track that makes me smile.  But most of all I'm thankful that Furniture Row Racing supports educating people about where their food comes from.  Follow them on Facebook! Keep track of what they're doing to support agriculture.

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