Monday, September 21, 2015

Little Getaway

This weekend was the last race of the MW 8.5 Racers Association's season. Even though Nathan was not able to get his car back together for any races this season, we want to support the class and help in any way we can. Friday we were supposed to leave early afternoon, but Nathan ended up working late so we didn't get to leave until around 6:00 p.m. so the Friday races were going to be almost over before we got there so Nathan surprised me with a night in Branson! We got to eat at some of our favorite places and shopped in our favorite stores Saturday morning before heading the the races that afternoon. He said he knew our weekends were full of a lot coming up and it wasn't just going to be us alone for much of it so he wanted to have some extra time with me - see, he can be sweet ;)

Nathan and I helped sell t-shirts and Nathan also helped our friends with their race car. Our racing friends are so much fun to hang out with - we never have had a bad time at the track, even when the car didn't run well just because of the people there. We were trying to get rid of what was left of the racing merchandise we had left because we are getting a new logo next year, so it was fun to wheel and deal with people :)

This was my shirt selling friend Mo :)

  Race cars run better when it is cooler, so most tracks start races later in the afternoon and evening and race until late at night. It was hot when the sun was out and then instantly cold when it was dark. I made it until almost 1:00 a.m. and then I went to sleep in the truck - I must have been really tired because the next thing I knew Nathan woke me up at 3:00 a.m. when the races were over. Our friends won the second chance race! That was well deserved for sure!

Congratulations Knowles Racing!

We finally got a hotel and to bed at 4:00 a.m. and then up at 10:00 to hit up Silver Dollar City kidless! It was SO strange being there without kids, but we went in, rode the fast coasters, got a frozen lemonade and left - it was nice :) I loved getting away with just Nathan, even if we pretty much just talked about the kids and said "Noah/Ryan would love that" about everything we saw! It was nice to have adult conversations in the car about what all we have going on and what all we want to do without any interruptions from the back seat :) By Sunday though, we were very ready to be home with the kids - life is just better with them in it!

Nathan's mom had the kids while we were gone and she took them to the Mid-America Museum and the alligator farm! They had the best time and keep telling me how much fun they had with Meme. I love watching them make memories with their grandparents! Meme even did our laundry while we were gone - we love those memories with Meme too! ;)

Feeding the gators

Digging for bones

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