One Upon a Time there lived a little boy...
who grew up to be an amazing (and very handsome) husband, Daddy and friend.
He indulged his wife and daughters and was such a good sport when it came to shopping, movies and everything "girly".
His wife thought and thought about something that would really make her husband smile. It was their anniversary and she wanted more than anything to surprise her best friend.
Searching on the internet one evening she stumbled upon The Mario Andretti Racing Experience.
That's it! A chance to drive an Indy car- SOLO!
My husband was thrilled! I had no idea how excited he would be! Reservations were made and the plans were set.
Last month we headed to Dallas to make this dream a reality.
The men (and a few women) suited up and went to class!
It's the real deal so I was a bit worried, let me tell you. No hand holding here. Which makes the drive all that more thrilling- if you survive! ;)
Such a handsome guy. I'm just saying.
It was HOT, but there was a nice breeze blowing.
I'm not normally a "car" person but there was electricity in the air there! All the people gathered were having dreams come to life and I was excited for them. Kind of like Disney for men.;)
We watched and waited...
My husband did get a bit nervous! It added to the experience, don't you think?
Then, the helmet was on...
and he was in his car! (I was praying very hard he would come back in one piece!)
They communicate with you by headset the whole time you are driving. Very cool.
One final wave- he knows how I love pictures.
And he was off!
I watched like a hawk for car #19. Before I knew it he was back! Lap #1!
He made it around 7 times before his time was up. Wow. (I believe you get 5 minutes racing time in the package but you can purchase additional minutes.)
His top speed was approx. 150 MPH. gulp.
As we left, there was a rainbow in the sky. Perfect way to end this day.
(He has not stopped thanking me. Needless to say, we highly recommend it.:))