Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Sleepy Morning, After a Long Night

This morning is cloudy and cool ... perfect for relaxing and getting a slow start to the day.  Judging from where the animals are and what they're doing, it isn't just the humans who feel this way.






The Husband and I were out late last night, which is very unusual for us.  We went with friends to watch the NASCAR race in Richmond, and we didn't get home until after midnight.

I love NASCAR ... especially being at the track in person to watch the race.

The whole crowd is standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

We were sitting in Turn 1, right in front of the exit of Pit Road, and I was able to snap a couple of telephoto pics.

Ahhhh ... sunset over Richmond International Raceway ... accompanied by the roar of 43 race cars.

I have been to more than my fair share of loud concerts in my life, and I can say this without reservation ... sitting in the stands during a race in Richmond is THE loudest place I have EVER been.  Hearing protection is NOT optional.  Turn the sound up on your speakers and take a listen to what one lap sounds like.

Click HERE for the video.
(I tried and tried, but I can't get it to imbed into this post.)

After leading for most of the race, Kevin Harvick's car faded away.  Kurt Busch passed him and seemed to have the race in the bag, until Denny Hamlin made a late race charge.  Hamlin almost had enough to overtake Busch and win the race ... but he lost traction at the exit of Turn Four on the final lap, and Busch beat him by inches.  What an exciting finish!

Lots to do today, so I should get up from here and get to it.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!


  1. I feel like the furry kids this morning...slow to get going. Nascar is fun! I've never been to a race (yet) but will one of these days. You got some great pics! Happy Saturday! Hugs, Linda

  2. I'm glad you had fun. I used to love the Daytona 500 when we lived in FL. Get some rest, girl! xo Diana

  3. Good for you!! I always thought Nascar was boring until my sons took me to Texas Motor Speedway, and I totally got hooked... I now have a Nascar flag out in front, watch every race, and love it!! I have gone to one race in the stands, way fun, and one in a box -nice, but not half as fun as in the stands.

  4. I feel groggy today myself... having been the designated driver for a bunch of teens to a semi formal and then a friends house for a few hours after...2am just doesn't look so easy anymore. Spring Chicken I am not.

  5. I taught an Chalk Paint™ class in Richmond Saturday and was wondering what the traffic was from...NASCAR!

    Love the sleepy animal pics ;->

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    PS...I need to make a Harbor Freight run this up for a lunch ?

  6. Oh how fun that you went to THE races- love the photos and video! The pictures of your menegerie are so funny! On any given day- I could take the same pictures of our kitties. Our pets are so darn lucky!!


  7. Fun photos~ I drool over Denny~



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