Saturday, February 28, 2015

Good Sam Rally Day 4

Phoenix International Raceway
Goodyear, Arizona

As we were riding the tram to the grandstand, Ray Warner came out of his coach and asked us where we'd be in the stands.  I yelled back, 4th floor.  Well, when we arrived at the handicap entrance to the grandstand, the elevator stopped on the second floor.  The elevator operator suggested we try that floor for a handicap seat.  As we came out of the elevator ramp, Marilyn and LC Boyer were standing there.  Marilyn took us to seats directly in front of the stage.  She said to sit in the second row, as they were the best seats and put my leg over the row in front of us.  They were excellent seats but seeing the Boyer's was the best highlight.  We knew they were here, but they were volunteers so didn't know when we'd see them.  
Those of you who follow my blog will remember that LC and Marilyn drove up to visit us right after my accident.  She brought enough food to feed us for a week.  
Thanks once again, LC and Marilyn.

Now Ray and Cindy, if you were looking for us on the 4th floor, you know what happened to us.

Ticket to Ride was the name of the band.  They played here the last time the rally was held at PIR.  They were excellent and the crowd really responded to them.

The crowds waved flashlights in time with the music.
They did announce that those that wanted to drive on the race track had to do so under 25 mph.  I saw a few motor homes doing  it today.  I had no desire as about 12 years ago or so, I won three laps around the track.  Now that was a thrill.  I don't know that this old body could have crawled into the Nascar window in today's condition.  My response to the driver when he asked how fast I wanted to go was "let her rip!"  Believe me, when I say, three laps was more than enough.  I understand what G forces are now. 

Sharon and Roger Hime went over to the infield with us.  Bill had a guy to hang out with while Sharon and I did seminars.  Sharon and I saw Mike and Maureen Woodward, but once again we talked so much, I forgot to take photos. Needless to say, I avoided the one about cooking.

Today we visited the Exhibit Hall and I did a couple of the Geek's seminars.  The clouds have come in, and rain is forecaster for the next couple of days. 

Polly and Vern Fogler were here and Polly sounded a lot better than she did earlier this week.  Sorry I didn't get a photo of them.

"Mean Joe" Greene a former Steeler football player was signing autographs.  I remember watching him play when I lived near Pittsburgh.  He really was a terror on the field, but a nice man to talk with.  I thought I had a photo of us with him, but it didn't come out.
Dometic supplied little footballs for Joe to sign.  

Turtle Safely......

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