Indy Car Weekend
I put my Tilley and my sunglasses to good use this weekend too, as it was hot and sunny for pretty much the entire event. Oh, and earplugs are essential. I was one row off from the track (and safety barriers...), and so it was unbelievably loud. The earplugs kept that manageable, but I had a dull headache by the time the race was over. Still, they're incredible to watch. Edmonton Indy has a fairly technical two mile track with 14 turns, and these things accelerate and brake more than is possible for pretty much any other car on earth.
I had a great time, but I was kind of relieved when it was over. It is tiring being out in the sun like that and wandering over the grounds every day. Felt almost like I were at work, really. I got some good pictures, saw in person people like Helio Castroneves (he handed me a hat that now I wish I took off with ... ;-) j/k ), and enjoyed some pretty good food. I'll definitely go back and do something like that again, I think.