We went to Seth's race at Indy (7/23-7/26). Indianapolis is a neat city and this is always a fun race (especially since Seth won and got to kiss the bricks 2 years ago!)
This is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in the center of downtown Indianopolis. It's quite a monument! The kids had fun running around it, making wishes into the fountain, and eating ice cream at the shop across the street!
On Friday, we went to the track in the morning and the Indianapolis Zoo in the afternoon. This was an awesome zoo! The weather was quite pleasant. Here is everyone enjoying a frozen lemonade. (cousins plus Seth's mom and aunt Marth "Mart Mart")
Why do zoos have rides? Anyway....we rode this roller coaster twice. James was finally tall enough to ride too! (we are in the car in front of these crazies)
My favorite part was watching the kids in the aviary. I didn't even want to go in, and it turns out this was the best! They were given sticks covered in bird seed and were able to "catch" the birds. The bird shirt is totally unplanned.
James needed a little assistance from Grandma.
Thomas was a sport when he got pooped on. He didn't quite buy the "it's good luck!" spiel.
Friday night, Seth and I at at St. Elmo Steak House with the other drivers and their families. It was an awesome restaurant! AND...I met Patrick Dempsey when walking in. This is a hot spot for drivers. Seth's parents and aunt kept the kids and took them on a carriage ride around downtown. We just happened to see them when we were walking to St. Elmo!
I took ZERO pictures during the race. But, the kids all got a Coke with their name on it.
Seth and Dan finished 17th. They got a penalty, which hurt them. "That's racin'"
After Indy, we headed out to Montana for our annual summer trip!