Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Little Of This And A Little Of That

It's been a little busy for us this past week dealing with the motorhome roof, blood work, start of the NASCAR racing season and hosting Happy Hour for family members.

The re-sealing of certain areas on the roof is progressing thanks to the help of BIL Mike who is Sandy’s sister Pam’s husband.  We spent about two hours up there yesterday caulking around the Fantastic Vent covers and just any area that has not been either taped with the Eternabond tape or caulked previously. We ran out of the self leveling caulk and will get some more Monday with the hopes of re-sealing everything up there like the air horn mounts, radio/cb antennas, etc.

After been up on the roof we decided it was time for Happy Hour. We visited and discussed the times of our visit with Mike and Pam when he was in the Navy. We followed them on every tour of duty station they had with the exception of Japan, Norfolk, and Hawaii. Dinner time approached and the next thing we knew Mike treated us to some take out BQ from the Outlaws BQ place in Dangerfield.
What a great day we had and our thanks and gratitude goes out to Mike and Pam for everything you did for us.


Today is the start of NASCAR with the running of the Daytona 500. Both Sandy and I are big time NASCAR fans going back to the early 80's. This Daytona will be the 10th anniversary of losing our all time favorite driver Dale Earnhardt Sr  who was killed in a wreck at the Daytona 500 in February 2001. It took us a while to get over this tragedy and it was hard to watch future races without seeing the #3. Yes, Dale Sr is a legend and will not be forgotten.


In fact it was ten years to the day after Michael Waltrip's victory in the Daytona 500 was marred by the tragic death of Dale Earnhardt Sr that Michael Waltrip  returned to Victory Lane, winning Friday's nights NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. He edged out Elliott  Sadler on the last lap of the race and in turn four where Dale Sr had crashed into the wall ten years previously.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.


  1. I grew up in Daytona Beach and remember when that track was built. Many many great memories there. My friend, Pam, was Fireball Roberts daughter and I remember when he was killed also.
    I know I'm telling my age! LOL

    Take care!

  2. I remember the day Dale crashed. It seemed as if the world stopped turning for awhile. I like the outcome of yesterday's race though. It's amazing that Trevor Bayne is only 20 years old and has already won the biggest race of his life! I hope we'll see more of this young man, he was humble,well-spoken and true to his faith.