Way back in November, our youngest son told us he would really like to go to an Indycar race, and he thought the easiest one to get to would be one that takes place in June in Fort Worth, Texas. We asked what he would think about us tagging along, and he was all for it.
So, plans made and logistics figured out, last week we flew with him to Love Field in Dallas, Texas, to go to Texas Motor Speedway and see the DXC Technology 600 race!
Despite the OMG (!) heat and humidity there, we had a great time! Everything was new to us, so it was all interesting and a fun experience.
First view of the Speedway - they call it "No Limits, Texas!"
So much color and sound! (We used ear protection although many people around us didn't.)
I love how the outfits that the pit crews wear match their driver's car.
This was my husband's favorite car - orange and blue - Denver Broncos colors! This driver won the race.
I liked this one the best -
It was so fascinating to watch the pit crews do their job - completely choreographed so that the whole stop takes maybe 8 seconds!
We did manage a few moments of quiet and relaxation.
A wander through some Texas woods - Clear Creek Natural Area - part of the city of Denton, Texas, near where our hotel was. Lots of birds and butterflies in there, but hard to photograph!
And a visit to Grapevine, Texas, with a little wine tasting included.
I didn't know that the Texas climate would support grape growing, but evidently it does! And they make tasty wines, too!
All in all, a fun trip, and wonderful to spend this time with our son who is a huge racing fan, and very knowledgeable about it. I learned a lot!
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