Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Carolina Christmas at the Speedway

We took a trip to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Monday night to catch the Carolina Christmas light show...we went last year and the kids loved it.

This year, it was a little harder to get to because of the kids' surgeries and such...we weren't that good at spending any time away from the house...but we didn't want to miss it.  So, even though Santa has come and gone at our house, we piled into the swagger wagon and headed out before they closed (Dec 31st- you still have a couple days to get there!)

Even though the boys loved the live Bethlehem village, the Christmas trees, Santa's workshop, making s'mores outside at the fire pits, and visiting Santa last year, we just couldn't swing all of that this year, BUT we did drive around the track and ooh-ed and ahhh-ed at the light displays.

Admittedly, some of the oohs and ahhs were because Bryan was driving as high up on the banks of the racetrack as he was allowed to.  Gavin kept saying, "Daddy!  The car is falling over!"  Dude- those things are steep.
We stopped at the entrance to watch the billboard, because a little elf told me that our Ian was featured on one of the advertisements up there...but we didn't see him.  Wondering if they took that photo down because it featured Ian with Santa and it was after Christmas?  I don't know.  But you can still see him here on the website (just wait patiently as the top header flips through the different slides to see him).  Isn't he the cutest?!

Next year we will definitely plan a time to go when we can take advantage of all the great Christmas-y fun off of the track (because they really do have a most excellent Santa there).

1 comment:

Noah's Dad said...


Those are some amazing lights!!

Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!