It was a busy weekend. Friday started off early for me, getting ready for the Texas Rangers Opening day. There was of course, the required trip to get tailgate supplies.
|Ready to leave|
|All blinged up|
I had my baseball bling all working for me and Don't tell my husband but the reason I insisted on a blue diamond was that it went with all my Texas Rangers swag. Yes, I, a 44 year old woman used the term swag!
|At the most beautiful place for baseball|
Happily, after driving around in my season coupon lot forever, I found a spot and we were able to hike over to see my friend Travis and play for a little while....
|Travis playing his bagpipes|
|Tailgaiting with my beautiful friend|
Trish and I went in together on a mini-plan this season for a lot of reasons, we both got married last September and our lives have become a lot
crazier more filled with blessings. We both knew getting to a ton of baseball wasn't as possible as when we were single but we didn't want to miss out. Sometimes the husbands will come with us, and sometimes, they won't. Still, baseball friends are a good thing to have and Trish and Jan (who I saw on Saturday at the race but I forgot to get a picture with her) are great and supportive friends both at the park and in life.
|Rangers Royalty...yes we have them.|
|Think we were boring the guys behind us!|
|My schedule collection from Opening days|
Every year on Opening Day the Rangers give away a magnetic schedule. My fridge is full of all the Opening Day's I have been to. I am happy to say this was my 6th year in row at Opening Day. I even have one (see the one that says LITE in the bottom right hand corner?) from the 1st Opening Day ever at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (then just The Ballpark in Arlington). I have been to many games both in the old Arlington Stadium and Rangers Ballpark and have a lot of great memories.
|Here are a few baseball favorite Memories over the years, most from Opening Day.|
|But this is my favorite memory ever, my honey asked me to marry him last Opening Day 3/31/14|
I said yes!
Duck Commander 500
|Hubs and I-he is always so happy!|
|Hubs and kid|
|Texas Motor Speedway|
|Jeff and hubs|
|Finally he is smiling!|
|Gordon Shirt and Junior hat|
So being the Duck Commander 500 means that your favorite Redneck family the Robertsons from Duck Dynasty were in full effect. That's as close as I got to Willie, Korie, and Jessica (that's Jessica's head, Korie was to Willie's left). We did however manage to get some autographs.
|Martin, Godwin, Si, Jase, and Reed|
Martin, Godwin, Si, Jase and Reed Robertson all signed my cap which I forgot to upload a photo of but I will include it later in my Favorite Things blog this week.
|Reed, Jase, Si, and Godwin|
|The kid and Si|
|Jase who is my favorite, except Miss Kay|
|Gentlemen start your engines|
|The track is amazing|
The long and short of it it, NASCAR is amazing. Yes, there is a period of time in the middle where you feel like you are watching cars go around and around because, well let's face it you are. The cool part is watching them pit and seeing who gets out first. There is actually more to racing than having a fast car and that is something I learned by being there live
The other thing I learned is that it is a big party. There are parties in the parkinglot that make Opening Day look tame. There are bands playing all day both outside the concourse and in. They have an opening act and everything, like a music concert. Our opening act was The Casey Donahue Band which is probably right since it was a Texas race and a Texas Band. They have these trucks full of souveniers and then there are all the give aways. You would NOT believe the free stuff you get at the races. Truck loads of stuff from anti-perspirant to, BBQ sauce to spray caulk. I am not even kidding. I made the kid get me some free caulk. That stuff is always useful!
Okay, that's 2/3 of my weekend. Sunday was relatively boring with me running erands and working in the yard. I planted herbs in pots and I am really excited about that but that isn't as fun as baseball and NASCAR.
I would love to know if you have ever experienced something like NASCAR that wasn't what you thought it was going to be but was so fun you can't wait to go again?