I arrived in Indy last night after a few nights in Kentucky sipping bourbon. I don’t have any favorites other than some loyalty to my former employer, Target. I’ve known too many drivers, some personally, spanning over 60 years. To me it is still the greatest spectacle in racing and my hats off to the eventual winner.
This latest RV trip has been our heritage and tenderloin trip. We stopped by my wife’s hometown to visit her old homestead, the church we were married in and her old teenage hangout, Bearden’s reviewed by BuddyRoadhouse in his thread. Then it was on to Virginia and DC to visit our daughter and then on to West Virginia to reconnect with four cousins whom I hadn’t seen in over 50 years as we all scattered out of Indianapolis. After that it was on to Kentucky for part of the Bourbon Trail and then a stop in Elizabethtown’s Hardin County Historical Museum. One of the ladies there turned out to be a distant cousin stemming from two of our common ancestors who migrated to Kentucky before 1790. We compared genealogical notes. She knew a lot more than me such as my GGG grandparents graves are located inside Fort Knox. Then it was off to Radcliffe to visit my GG grandfather’s original log cabin he built in 1836 and now is moved and restored in the 26 acre Saunders Springs Nature Preserve. Now Indy 500 time. I have not missed watching in person or listening on the radio live (Sid Collins) ever since 1949.