While visiting Grandma was our top priority in Texas there was another event that was not to be missed. Something Bill has wanted to do for a long time. NASCAR was in town at Texas Motor Speedway and Bill and I got a chance to spend a day together at the races. I know for most this might not sound like the most exciting thing, but racing is one of those sports (and yes I do think it's a sport) that you can't help but enjoy when you are at an event. For one, the quality of the people is not to be missed. I have a hard time with some other professional sports because all you hear about is complaining that they aren't getting paid enough or when someone makes the news for their elicit behavior. It's not too often that comes up in racing. It's a very family oriented deal.
Boy oh boy does it also provide for great people watching. Racing crowds are interesting. It's like you combine Walmart and Neiman Marcus. There are the blue collar workers and those with much more money attending the races. You can attend a race in a cheap fashion and then there are those that spend thousands of dollars to enjoy a weekend at the tracks.
One of the finest moments was a group of young guys enjoying the race in front of us. They were Texas finest in their flag, red white and blue and coon skin hat attire. Then they stepped it up even more and busted out their homemade beer bong.