On the 31st of July, we were 700 miles from New York City in Indianapolis and it was the day that Dave had been waiting his whole life for, the NASCAR race.
Our tickets for the Brickyard 400 were the second thing we booked for the USA trip and Dave was so excited for it.
We arrived at the Indiana Motor Speedway super early for the race because Dave wanted to make sure that we could get a park nice and close.
We had plenty of time to waste, so we wandered around a little , Dave looked at some merchandise, and then we climbed, and climbed, and climbed the stairs to our seats. Wow, were we high up in the stadium!
Even though we were so early, the day went pretty quickly, especially as there was some great music for us to listen to. Live performances by Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry kept us entertained until the race began.
Did I mention that NASCAR is LOUD! It is. Dave disappeared at one point to get me a "present." He returned with these designer ear plugs.
I'm pretty sure this was one of Dave's favourite days on our trip, and I will admit I rather enjoyed myself too.
Especially the swim at the hotel pool that evening!