Nineteen years ago, for the inaugural Brickyard 400, Tom hesitated before buying those tickets! The race would interfere with the important family diversion of showing rabbits at the Ohio State Fair . . a hard choice for a man to make! As a 25 year patron of the Indianapolis 500 Tom was offered priority choice for his 400 tickets, and the excitement of attending a foundational NASCAR event proved too tempting – he headed off for the Brickyard and Micah, Caleb, Grandma and I loaded up the rabbits and headed for the State Fair! Now, 19 years later, the four of us have been attending the Brickyard together for over 15 years.
My three boys were up at 7:00 am with plans to head to the track by 8:00. I got up with them to take the traditional "off to the racetrack" picture -- and then went back in the Silvermine to rest and relax and delay my departure to the track for several more hours. As an 18-year veteran of Brickyard tickets, Tom was awarded two passes to walk down the front track straight-away. Micah and Caleb enjoyed that little trip with other long-term fans.
On top and settled in our seats, I got the traditional picture of my three boys who were ready for an exciting race!
Following are some views from our new seats as the race got underway.
This was our first view of the cars as they came around turn one.
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown