We love traditions in my family, but every once in a while it’s fun to try something new. Even though we have lived here for 6 1/2 years, we have never visited the annual Bristol Motor Speedway – “Speedway in Lights” extravaganza. So, this December we bundled up the little ones and drove to Bristol… only about 30 minutes from our house.
I must say, they certainly know how to do a light display… it was pretty awesome, everything from John Deere tractors to dinosaurs (???).
Ainsley and Anastasia loved it, and the grown-ups thought it was fun as well. You start outside the speedway and wind around several acres of light displays. Then you actually go inside the Speedway and get to drive on the famous track!! Way cool!
In the middle of the track there is space to park, and you can get out of your car to see Santa, buy funnel cakes, or take a miniature train ride.
It was definitely worth the $12 per car price tag. The money goes to Speedway Charities which helps all kinds of children’s organizations in the area.
I don’t know if we’ll make it an every year event, but it was fun to say we put the pedal to the metal on the world’s fastest half mile.
I have a jillion Christmas pictures, but this was one of my favorites – the two little ones modeling their new hats.
Happy New Year to all of you, and may 2009 be filled with health, happiness, and unexpected blessings.