Yesterday we spent the day living out one of our traditions by attending the Indy 500. Jason and I have gone to the race together for the last 8 years and we were both going with our families/friends for several years before that.
This year we had a group of 14 that included: Jason's boss and his wife who just moved from Idaho last year and several of their friends from all over the country, my mom, our friend Steph and Indy 500 virgins...friends Shannon/Mike and Lindsey/Brad.
We were lucky enough to have a police escort so we didn't have to wait in any traffic. We have been spoiled by our escorts over the years, I don't know if I could go any other way. We normally sit in seats between turn 1 and 2, but this year we had a change of scenery and sat in Stand J, right outside turn 4.
Other than it being really warm and fairly crowded in our seats, it was a great race. The entire crowd was pulling for Danika at the end, but it was pretty obvious that she wasn't going to catch Helio. It was good to see him win and do his traditional climbing of the fence.
I will be watching the awards banquet tonight. I love seeing the drivers and their families all dressed up.
If you've never been to the 500, it is definately a must.