These two photos may look vaguely familiar to you. They’re the avatars I use for my blog. When I was trying to decide what photos best represented me, these were the two I gravitated to. Because these two photos remind me of my happy place — being at the race track. The photo on top is me sitting on top of the Daytona 500 Club in the fog the wee hours of the morning at the Rolex 24. I couldn’t see two feet in front of me, but I was still content to sit there and listen. The second photo is from the porch at the Glen Club at Watkins Glen. We had drinks in hand and a great view of the esses, waiting for the race to start.
Yes, the track is my happy place because I do love the cars and the racing. But I also love being there because it’s a great place to escape for a couple days. I get absorbed in what’s going on at the track, and I don’t have to think about anything else.
Race season is just about over, but the Rolex 24 is about three months away. Not that I’m counting or anything.