Well. Today we stood on the finish line of Indianapolis Speedway. We could see the approach to the line when we looked one way, and we could see Turn 1 when we looked the other way. Beside us was the famous pagoda occupied by the Hulman family and other people important to the ownership and management of the Speedway, and beside that was Victory Lane where the winner of the Speedway goes to accept the trophy. We stood on the strip of bricks which the winners kiss when the race is over. The speedway was originally paved with bricks which is how it got its nickname the Brickyard. Warren and I decided not to kiss the bricks, frankly, I’m not sure my old knees would have let me get back up, but we did get our pictures taken on the bricks and that was pretty cool!
It was a surreal and exciting experience to see the Speedway we had seen so many times on TV. After the finish line, we headed back to the museum and gift shop and bought some souveniers. It was a great afternoon.
Then off we went to Kentucky!! We wended our way down highway 31 rather than taking the interstate again – we prefer to be able to see the small towns and farms. What struck us once again was the stark contrast between those who are struggling and those who don’t appear to be. Seeing the economic disparity between houses in the same neighbourhood, and feeling the lack of hope, it’s not surprising that people were eager to hear the different kind of promises that Trump was campaigning on.
Once we arrived in Louisville, we found a hotel and then headed out for BBQ again – we might be addicted…
Tomorrow we’re heading to Fort Knox – (Sandy’s sure that they hand out Gold Samples, Warren is equally sure they do not. We will see who is correct… 🙂 ) and then we may go see the Slugger museum – yes, this is where wooden baseball bats are made.
Take care and stand by for tomorrows adventures!