Hey, hey, hey! We're here! Nancy took this photo -- I think you'd rather have seen her, but this is the best I could do in traffic on I-80:
Crap -- I thought I turned that photo around. Lemme go see if I can fix it.
It's late afternon, the temp is about 90, and no, we didn't go out to the salt -- but we don't see lots and lots of residue on the vehgicles that were out there today, so that's good news. The local folks are telling us about that storm last week - how it's a good thing we didn't race then 'cause the event would have been in deep water.
Speaking of the local folks, Mike Crawford, the guy that owns Car Quest here in Wendover, is on the City Commission and has put together a "racer appreciation picnic" for Thursday of race week. It's going to coincide with the Volunteer appreciation banquet that SCTA/BNI hgolds for us every year, and now will be a bigger deal than usual. Everyone is invited -- we just left his shop and he asked us to make sure you all are ready for burgers and chicken and stuff like that next Thursday (I think that's the 21st) about 5PM.
And we've also ben to Smith's grocery store to chat with the manager (Mike) about the food for Salt Talks -- and he assures us it'll be ready and waiting (of course we've got the pasties here in the room already). We're really trying to get the racer community and the Wendover folks happy to be in each others' company this year -- so if you're at a store or something in town, don't be shy about telling the local folks you're glad to be here.
Enough for now. Nancy's got all dressed up (means wearing less than usual, I'm happy to say) and we're going out to enjoy the fine cuisine of the Greater Beautiful Bendover area. I'll take some photos and post 'em tomorrow.