Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Sunday am we head for the Pits. It is open to all kids now, so we took Mason over for a look. We saw Tool Boxes filled with lots of air tools and all kinds of other parts too. We walked down along the wall just checking out everyone. Most were putting Lug nuts on the wheels with glue,so they can change tires during the race in record time. We stopped along the way for lots of pictures. I don't know who enjoyed this more..Mason..Dad ..or Me ??
We then went back to camp for a light meal then over to the fence to watch on the bank of track at curve #2. Then it started to rain for a short time. They used turbine jet engines to dry the track. Let the race begin...round and round they go. Then on the 98th lap the really bad weather came. We scramble 10 minutes before putting everything away. Then the lightning hit..scared the begeebees out of all of us. We did hear some one got struck by lightning ...so sad... 9 others injured also.
We watched campers pack up and leave but everyone has to go thru a tunnel to leave. We saw traffic back up for hours!! Then we saw the aftermath of the wind..many pop-up patio rooms were destroyed and twisted, many were left behind for scrap. See the album....
Well... This was my first AirPocono and I must say ...WOW... what a party. I am glad my son and grandson had a boys weekend together. Mason made friends and so did we. Many Thanks to Leo for setting this up. And also to all the others that helped him. What a fun time with friends and new friends.
We pack up Monday am and leave after saying good-bye to all our Airstreamers. It took us 8 minutes to leave the grounds and go down the highway... arriving home by noon. If you don't have this Rally on your "Bucket List" sign up for 2013...I know you won't be sorry..... THANKS LEO !!!
God Bless... AirstreamHobo....Brian & Mason !!