Monday, February 24, 2014

Field Trip: Duels at Daytona!

Thursday was my husband's birthday so he wanted to go see the Duels at Daytona to see which drivers would race in the Daytona 500.  We live a few hours from Daytona so we loaded up the boys in the car and off we went!  It was a gorgeous day and we had such a good time!

 
It was really nice how they have everything roped off on the path to get into the speedway and they had many people helping to direct traffic. 

 
This was so cool!  The boys got to pose next to Grandma's favorite driver's car and they super imposed the driver and the Yellow M&M but the boys loved that they got to see a real race car and they gave us lots of peanut M&Ms!

 
My handsome boys during the race!  My husband had to go get them earmuffs because it was so loud!  What an incredible sound it makes as the cars go zooming by!  You can't even make out which car is which; it is literally a loud blur that goes right past you!

 
Me and the boys pre-earmuff.

 
We got to see the Budweiser Clydesdales and they are just so gorgeous!  Homeschool facts: They weigh over 2,000 pounds and each of their hooves is 4 pounds.  They have represented Budweiser since 1933 because of their integrity, beauty, and strength.

 
My husband's favorite driver: Tony Stewart!  All the drivers were announced and then were each in the back of a truck with an American flag.  Some drivers brought their children with them and it's such an iconic, American family sport and I think that's why we like it so much!

 
The pre-laps when they go slow and can actually get a picture of the car!

 
Right before the race.  It is a gorgeous track and it was surprisingly really clean everywhere we saw.


 
The Clydesdales

 
The Clydesdales getting ready to head to the speedway.

 
The boys got to meet the 3M Mascot and also were given Swag Bags to go around and get some wonderful stuff from 3M.  They thought it was so cool; just like trick-or-treating!
 
Coca-Cola was also there and had some fun contests to play and had the crowd, sing "Old MacDonald" so the boys thought that was amazing! 
 
I love events like this because it lets the boys experience new things and also has them learn how to interact with other people. 

 

 

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