Friday, April 25, 2008

I didn't think this through completely...

For Christmas last year I bought Not A Grampy a driving experience at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach.

For those of you who live in caves, it has to do with NASCAR. (hush Avitable, you should have known what was happening that weekend).

He will be driving 8 laps around the 31 degree banked turns, driving a 600 horsepower car. They will only let him get up to 150 miles per hour, because he is considered a rookie. (pffft, he does that in the Corvette)

We are heading to Daytona tomorrow morning, Saturday. Bright and early. Daughter, SIL, GK #2, friends, we are all going over to watch Not a Grampy pretend to be Tony Stewart.

When I purchased this wonderful gift, I had all kinds of plans. Vacations, cruises, maybe a tummy tuck. At least a new swim suit.

Then I read the fine print, his life insurance is voided if he dies while "enjoying" this experience.

Sigh.....Pass me the wine.


Treasia said...

My hubby would say your hubby is married to a wonderful woman and why can't I do this for him? haha. Someday I would love to do this for an anniversary present. I can't wait for the October races in Talladega for us to go. Have fun and tell hubby to have a blast.

Bluepaintred said...

wow, thats an AWESOME gift!

Avitable said...

That actually sounds like fun. I'd love to do that sometime.

catscratch diva said...

I dig the gift! And the fact that he's gonna immulate Tony is starting to be appealing.
Hell, even Jeff Gordon is starting to look appealing...
Jr. is sucking this year... at least he's not immulating Jr.

Good for Not a Grampy.

I am Trish Marie said...

Good plans always get ruined! So much for the tummy tuck.

My dad wanted to do the fighter plane one for his birthday. He settled for sky diving, when he saw the price!

Not a Granny said...

treasia-at least we will be back on Sunday in time for the Talledega race.

blue-I didn't think you liked the things that just ran in circles?

aviatable-come out Sunday, 1pm Daytona and watch.

diva-no, no Gordhead. We do not like him at all!!!

trish diving...wonder if life insurance covers that? There is always next Christmas!!

Tug said...

He is going to have a BLAST! My boyfriend (at the time) & I did that with some friends when I lived in Vegas - AWESOME.

Jennifer said...

My dad would DIE from bliss on that.

Mya said...

Wow, bet he'll love it. I came across your blog months ago and enjoyed reading it. Came across it again tonight the only difference is that I am now a granny. It's wonderful!

Ann(ie) said...

OH what a very cool gift! Have fun and be safe and get pics!!