At the border, entering the "country" of Transnistria. Photo taken December 8, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

NASCAR racing

I used to be a big Nascar race fan, back in the late 90's when Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Sr. were racing. The guys I worked with
also followed the race circuit, so it was always part of the conversation at work. We watched the race every Sunday, and sometimes got together over beer and pizza to watch.

But I've only been to one race in my life and it was at the Pocono Speedway in Pennsylvania. It is really different actually being there as opposed to watching it on television.

So we're heading south in the motorhome in March, and Ruth suggested I check and see if there are any races on the schedule that would be convenient and along our route. Sure enough, the March 28 race at Martinsville, Virginia is just perfect! So we bought tickets. And, Mike and Jen from Brighton who are also race fans are going to be at the race in their 5th wheel, so we're looking forward to spending some time with them as well.

Nascar racing and RV's go well together. Many of the larger racetracks have RV parking right in the infield and many people watch the race from the roof of their motorhome. The racetrack in Martinsville is what they call a "short track" and there isn't room in the infield. Mike has actually found a spot a few minutes walk from the track, and it costs about $100 to park there for 4 days we plan on spending at the track. We'll arrive on the Thursday, watch the trailers and race cars arrive, maybe buy pit passes and then watch qualifying for the race on Friday and Saturday, and maybe the warm up race on Saturday as well.

It should be a fun 4 days, and we're really looking forward to it!

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