Friday, March 5, 2010

Back to the real world...

The problem with vacations: they come to an end.

I had a great time in Las Vegas last weekend for the Nascar race.  We arrived at our RV lot on Thursday, set up camp, then wandered over to the track where they were setting up all the venues for the weekend.  It was nice to wander around without the crowd.  We took a couple of pictures of ourselves in front of the merchandise trailors and an awesome Shelby Daytona. I haven't downloaded those pictures from my Blackberry yet but I do have these cool pictures with the Pace Car and Truck. 

Shelby Mustang 350

2011 F150 Shelby Super Snake
Thursday afternoon we went to the Shelby Museum and Shop where they take Ford Mustangs and turn them into uber-sexy and FAST cars.  They also make Shelby Cobras, which are also uber-sexy.  That is the best desctiption this non-car lover gal can give.  The place was closed but as we were leaving someone pulled up in the Pace Car and we asked if we could take some pictures.  The folks were incredibly patient as we oohed and awed over the machines and only winced a little when someone in our group said they were "Pretty".  Not me.  I said "Sexy."

On Friday we headed over bright and early to take the tour of the museum and shop. 

The First Shelby Cobra (top)
My name permanently written on the wall - at least until someone writes over it.

The rest of the day was spent visiting the many venues,watching a little of qualifying, and visiting Freemont street.  Saturday we spent most of the day at Bass Pro Shops and a few minutes on the Strip before it started to rain.

Sunday was race day and us girls displayed out Kyle Busch sign. We picked Kyle Busch because we like  M&M's and anyone that supports Breast Cancer. The sign says "Who doesn't like Busch, boobs, and chocolate?"

When my friend and I walked into the stands to watch qualifying we came across a kabob shack selling strawberry and cream puff kabobs.  I had to have one.  At that moment I was in my own little bit of redneck heaven: wine (from one of the vendors), strawberry kabobs, and NASCAR.


myletterstoemily said...

gorgeous cars!!!!

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. It does stink about vacations coming to an end.

Cynthia said...

Glad you had a good time. I want a vacation! And lots of warm sun. Sigh.

just call me jo said...

Saturday I nearly froze my ass off. SOOO cold there. Sunday we had to take the dog and leave her in the car so I walked 1 1/2 miles back to check on her and missed half the race. That was OK because I thought the race was kind of boring. Looks like you had a good time. Looks warm in these pics. I notice you don't mention much of the racing...strawberries and wine...that's not redneck, honey. Beer and nachos with cheese slathered all over them--that's redneck. ;o)

Amy said...

Jo - the race was a tad boring but I still loved it. I had to take a walk under the grandstands during the middle of it and didn't miss a whole lot.