For a few years now, Paul has wanted to go to the Lone Star Le Mans event at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, Zoë thought the weather would be too hot for her, but I went along too for the adventure. We started early on Thursday morning at Heathrow Airport, we had a Bacon roll and Coffee for breakfast while we were waiting for our flight. Once we got on the plane, it was quite an empty flight, so I got a seat all to myself!
After arriving in America, one of the first things we did was to go shopping, Paul wanted to get some things for Zoë, we went to this enormous Walmart.
After our shopping trip we went into Austin and had a local speciality, Brisket with BBQ sauce, it was delicious.
After a good night of sleep after our long day travelling, we went to the Circuit of the Americas on Friday to see some motor racing, we could visit any of the grandstands we wanted and we got to walk in the pit lane before the racing got underway, it was very hot, I think Zoë made the right decision not to come!
Saturday was the main race day. We went to visit the Corvette Corral where the Corvette owners park their cars, there was so many of them! A friend of Paul’s kindly organised for us to go and see the racing Corvettes in the garage, it was very exciting!
While we were at the Corvette garage I got to meet Olly Gavin, one of the drivers of the #4 Corvette!
After all the excitement we were quite hungry, so we stopped for a hot dog.
Finally it was time for the racing to get underway, first of all the IMSA race, I was cheering on the Corvettes as usual.
Before the WEC race there was a meet the driver session, I got to meet my old friend Bruno Senna again.
After even more excitement, we needed more food, so we stopped again for another hot dog!
The WEC race went on into the night, and they even had a fireworks display as it was going on.
After two days in Austin at the Motor Racing, we went to Dallas to do something else Paul enjoys, watching Baseball, the Texas Rangers were playing the Oakland Athletics, if anything it was even hotter here than at the Motor Racing, Zoë would have melted.
On our last night in Texas, we went out for Steak, with Fries, and MacNCheese, one of Paul’s favourites.
I am glad I went along on the trip, I had a great time!