Another Interesting thing that I did last week was to take a "guy trip" with the officers of the fire dept. We all went to Indianapolis, IN for FDIC.
That's "Fire Deparetment Instructers Conference" for those that aren't involved in the fire service. It's held in the RCA Dome and Convention Center which is HUGE. Some of you Band-Nerds (Ha Ha) who've been to Grand Nationals know what I mean. Here's what the field should really be used for. To show off a bunch of fire trucks.
We also got to see a celebrity up close and personal. Anybody recognize this fellow?
They even had fire trucks for the fire department that doesn't know if they're coming or going.
You can't go to Indianapolis without going to see the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In years past when we were there the teams would be on the track practicing for the Indy 500 which is held on Memorial Day. This time they weren't so we got to take a lap on the track in a tour van. We were hoping to get a glimpse of Danica Patrick but she must have been somewhere doing promotions for Sports Illustrated since she made the swimsuit edition. Anyway, here's a picture of the start/finish line for all of you race fans.
Just imagine, in the early years of the track, the entire track was paved with these bricks. That's where the track nickname "The Brickyard" comes from. That must have been a bumpy ride at the high speeds they travel. Although I'm sure back then the speeds weren't near as fast as they go now. The year we were up there and was able to see them practice, they were making a 2.5 mile lap in just under 45 seconds. I think if my math is right, that calculates to around 230 miles per hour. That's fast!! Anyway, this 2 ft section of bricks is all that remains of the "Brickyard". Just a little trivia.
I think that's just about enough updating for now, how about you??