Sunday, September 30, 2007

Day 1:

September 30, 2007 (Happy Birthday Hurley)

I hate getting up early anymore. We wanted to get started early to beat the mayhem around D.C. so we set the alarm for 4:30 AM. Would you know it, we both woke up around 12:30 AM and it was hit-and-miss with sleep from there. We were up before the alarm sounded and were on the road at 5:40 AM. Four hours sleep does not work well when you are hauling 12,000 lb. of trailer in Sunday traffic. We took it slow, though (much to everyone’s chagrin) and made it to our first stopping point by 3:30 PM.

Concord, NC is the home of NASCAR racing. We’re staying at the Fleetwood RV Park right next to Lowe’s Motor Speedway. This is the home of most of the “big” racing teams in NASCAR. The park is humongous and can accommodate over three hundred RVs. Since this is a “non-event” weekend, we had a choice pull-through spot. Took all of 10 minutes to set up and pop a cool one after the ten-hour drive (one driver-me). Thank goodness the traffic was light. Regardless, we were exhausted.

After some snacks, we ate a light dinner….to the tune of several NASCAR teams testing their cars at the track. Ahhhhh! Music to our ears. Better than what was on the TV or radio.

Early to bed. Big touring day tomorrow. Got the coffee maker set for 7:00 AM. Let’s see if we can get up by then.


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