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Nascar Dreaming

Rusty Wallace Race Day

a2z: the letter "n' is for Nascar

copywright Diana Lesrie Brandmeyer
Race With Rusty Wallace

Last year I had a great idea for Ed's Christmas/Birthday gift. He's a New Year's Eve child so combineing gifts is not new to him. Groupon sent out a deal that seemed perfect.

What man could resist 12 laps around the track in a Nascar race car? Not mine! So I bought it, along with extra insurance! 

What I didn't know was that many other wives were buying the same deal, and all of our husbands would be driving the track at the same time. 

I should have read the fine print! If I had I would never have purchased this bucket list item for my beloved. 

I asked if I could return the gift. Ha! No!

copywright Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Fire Proofed!
So he arrived, took a class and wore this fireproof suit.

Before he climbed in he took a ride around the track with a real driver. It was so fast I couldn't catch it on my camera. He climbed out of the car beaming like a teenage boy.



Turns out there are no doors in these cars. 
No, I didn't know that, or that the headlights are really stickers!
 
copywrite Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Sliding in the Window
 
He's in. He's ready. 

My stomach is knotted with explantions I will have to make to friends and family if he doesn't come back alive. 

Hey, I watch some racing! There are always crashes and burning cars!

copywright Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Ready to Race

Here's a badly shot video taken by a nerve wracked wife. I caught the take off' and the wave after that my camera went in my pocket and my hands folded in prayer.


He came back safely!
This year I think I'll give him socks.
  Have you ever given your spouse a gift you wished you hadn't? 
Would you give your spouse a dream gift that scares you?
Diana

16 comments:

  1. I've never regretted anything I've given but I have questioned some of the requests!!! Socks are a goud thing. 😘

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    1. Yes, I agree, socks are a nice safe gift. :)
      Diana

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  2. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Socks! I thought I was getting the NHRA ultimate drag race challenge.

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    1. NO!!! Ed Brandmeyer you are not getting that. Socks it is. Sorry but I love you too much to take that chance again.

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  3. Ultimate drag race! Yes, socks is much better.

    (Didn't know I had that robot stuff on, took it off.Thanks to you.)

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    1. Retha, nice to read someone feels the same about that ultimate drag race request.

      Yay! So glad you removed your robot clearence. :)
      Diana

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  4. Maybe he'd like to go bungee jumping this year? Hangliding? No?

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    1. Valerie! Shhhhh! He doens't need any help with suggetions. :)
      Diana

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    2. Ice climbing? Swimming with sharks?

      Of course, there's always socks, or so I hear.

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    3. LOL I'm going to have to delete your comments before he gets any ideas. :)
      (not really deleting them)
      Ed Brandmeyer--ignore Valerie Comer! You love socks.
      Diana

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  5. What a perfect gift! It would make me nervous, too--but he'd love it! I'm sure your husband appreciated your boldness.

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    1. Janet, he did love the gift. I'm not sure it was boldness or brainlessness though. :)
      Diana

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  6. Oh I love this, Diana!! What a great idea! but like you, I'd be a nervous wreck!! Someday I'd like to give my hubs a skydiving or wind tunnel coupon. =]

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    1. Wind tunnel? Now that sounds like fun to me. Skydiving not so much. :)
      Diana

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  7. Anonymous7:46 AM

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    1. Hi, no. I'm not sure where to get one. I don't use captua it makes me crazy when I go to other sites and have to prove I'm not a robot.
      Diana

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