Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2009 Indianapolis 500

It was our 21st Indy 500. We camped at Lieber State Recreation Area about 40 miles outside Indianapolis. It has a Corps of Engineers lake and Cataract Falls. Parke County is nearby with over 30 covered bridges. On Saturday, we drove to the Speedway for a drivers' autograph session and a drivers' meeting. We met fellow T@bbers Tom, Micah, and Caleb Brown in the garage area. They camp across 16th Street at one of the track lots.

Our campsite at Lieber State Park

The Pagoda

Elaine kisses the famous Yard of Bricks

( Tony Kanaan)

Helio Castroneves (this year's winner!)

Milka Duno

Former Indy Champion Dan Wheldon

Danica Patrick

A.J.'s garage with Vitor Meira's car

Raphael Matos' car gets a push to tech inspection

That car is barely on the rails. Notice the inspector lying underneath the car.

Sarah Fisher's #67 getting the final once-over

Practicing pit stops at Justin Wilson's garage

Dane almost took out a stand of cowlings at this garage.
That famous Andree grace in play once again.
Ask Dane about the Ferrari incident.

Graham Rahal's garage

Big beautiful transporters

Andy Granetelli at the drivers meeting

I love the Indy spirit.

Rehearsing the flyover on Saturday.
A beautiful duo of restored B-25's.

Tom and Ella Brown's T@B camped out across from the track .
Internal temp before A/C...100+

Mario Moraes on the "hook"

Alex Lloyd a.k.a. "Pink Lloyd"

Graham Rahal

Marco Andretti

T. K. hits the wall going into turn 3.

Danica Patrick

The Speedway's Yellow Shirts...
"I've got everything under control"

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 2009; Turkey Run State Park, Parke County, Indiana

Parke County, Indiana has 31 old covered bridges, It was fun to take a driving tour to see these beautiful parts of Americana.

We had a family campout in the covered bridge capital of the world

Campsite 51
It was a stormy night on Friday but it eventually dried out.

Sugar Creek near flood stage

Brad and Emily on the suspension bridge at Turkey Run

Elaine and Shamus

Crooks Bridge at high water
The Bridgeton Bridge was lost to arson in 2004. The new bridge was built by volunteers in 2006

The Bridgeton Mill and covered bridge.