I was a captive of the CPM today and turned the Nascar race on to kill some time. I'm not a big Nascar fan, but they have really been heavy in the advertising of Danica Patrick and how she won the pole position for the Daytona 500. It was the first time that a woman has won a pole position there and there was a bunch of excitement about her being the first woman to win the Daytona 500. I won't keep you in suspense as you probably know by now she didn't win. She did run in the top 10 drivers all day and finished a respectable 8th in the race. Well done, Danica.
My favorite driver is Mark Martin and he hasn't been racing full time for the past 3-4 years, but always seems to start the season out really well and then takes off a few races. That ruins his chances for winning the overall title, but he is a good driver and seems to be a nice person in real life. All the other drivers respect him and never have anything negative to say about him. Oh, he was also the oldest driver at Daytona and usually is wherever he races.
Next week the Nascar series will move to Phoenix, AZ and Gerry & I have plans to drive up there and pick up our daughter Barbara and her husband Henry. Henry is a Nascar fanatic and wants to see a race in every sanctioned Nascar racetrack. We had planned on going with them to Las Vegas, but the knee operation put the nix on that for me. It would have been fun seeing Vegas with them. Henry's parents will be in Phoenix and also Las Vegas so they should have some great bonding time. Part of the reason for seeing the races is to help Henry's father celebrate his 75th birthday. Happy Birthday Henry. ( April)
In between the Phoenix race and Las Vegas Barb & Henry will be visiting with us in Tucson and staying in the motorhome. That should be interesting and we are very much looking forward to seeing them. Gerry and I will drive up to Phoenix on Sunday after the race and pick them up at their hotel. Gerry will be doing the driving and I will be a passenger. We've taken short trips lately to see how my knee can handle the drive. So far it has been a little dicey but I hope that I heal up more by then and all will be well. It is a 2 1/2 hour trip each way and most likely will be tiring for me, but doable.
The weather around here has really been weird lately. We had a couple nice days and then today it never got above 52 degrees and the wind was gusting around 25-35 mph all day. We have the diesel heater running now and it is comfortable in the motor home. They are calling for lows around 30 degrees tonight and then a slow warming trend is in the forecast. It can't come too fast for me.
Cassie has been sick the past couple weeks with the flu and has lost her voice for most of the time. We are very anxious for her to get better soon and on the road to good health. It is difficult to not be able to see and help her, but the timing has been difficult with the knee replacement and the distance between us. Hurry and get well Cassie.