Just for the record -- we made our annual trek to the track on May 18th for the Time Trials. Tom, Micah, and Caleb did a boy's-only on May 14th for the Indy Car Grand Prix road course, so Halie and I were glad to be invited along for this outing.
Tom and I set up at Mounds State Park, just 40 minutes north of the track in Anderson, IN on Thursday, May 18. Caleb and Halie joined us on Friday, and Micah caught up at the track on Sunday for the run for the Pole Position. We were home again Sunday night, with less than 48 hours to clean up and pack to return for race weekend.
I'll let the pictures tell most of the story!
Tom and I went to the track for "Fast Friday" -- where drivers work to fine-tune their engines for the race. Storms and a driving rain brought a quick end to that little session . . . we headed back to Mounds!
Caleb and Halie arrived Friday at suppertime. Tom and I had their new tent already set up, and all they had to do was back up and "mate" the mini-van to the tent!.
That wasn't all of the weekend -- but that was all of the pictures! On Saturday we all went shopping, excited to see the new Duluth Trading Post store that was nearby. (Great store: if you are not happy with what you bought -- for any reason -- any time -- just take it back for a full refund!
Sunday Tom and Caleb met Micah at the track for a full day of practice, ending with the final shoot-out of 9 cars for the pole position. . . won by Scott Dixon. Halie and I did a bit more shopping and lunch at Red Robin, followed by an absolutely perfect afternoon at the campsite. The boys joined us at 7:30 for a final flurry of packing up and heading for home. As I mentioned, there is less than 48 hours to re-arrange the whole set-up for a solid six days at the parking lot for the race! So, I'll keep on working . . . .
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