Life Is Race... With Crashes, Winners, Loosers. Start Your Engines...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Today is race day, the biggest race event of the year – 55th Daytona 500. I am taking my son and his friend to the races. We take I-95 to get closer to the Speedway. I go a bit slower than usual, just under 80 miles (in 70-miles zone), because on a day like this you see more state troopers than in 10 years, and I am not particularly fond of messing with them… :) Taking back roads, drive along the airport grounds; see Air Force Thunderbirds with roaring engines ready for fly-over…

Blocks everywhere, police everywhere; school buses are one after another. They are used to shuttle people from the parking lots to the Speedway.

This is the first race with a woman starting it. Now, when I am writing it, I already know that Jimmie Johnson won the race, and that Danica ended 8th. Am I surprised? As I am typing this, I am glancing at the screen, and my wife is watching the Red Carpet, and one after another I see women taller than men, and Daniel Craig at 5’10” had to use special footwear to make him look taller because of his partner in the 007 movie, so nothing surprises me anymore :)

So, officially the busy season in Daytona is on. The races, 2 days airshow with Thunderbirds, Bikeweek ahead of us, and then summer, hot and balmy… Life is in the gear… at full speed…

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Malcolm Johnston
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Sounds like it was a fun day Jon, I'm not a big motorsport fan, but I bet it would be pretty fun to see one in person.

Feb 24, 2013 09:37 AM #1
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Hi John, A Famous race, a famous beach and the world descending into your neighborhood. Must feel like an ordinary summer Sunday, LOL
Feb 24, 2013 10:51 AM #2
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I am not a race fan (even though I live in Daytona - LOL), so my involvement was just as a driver, but i enjoy life coming back to the sleepy town.

Feb 24, 2013 01:32 PM #3
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Jon, I watched the Daytona 500 today even though I'm not really into NASCAR, but Bob is. However, we both love watching UFC fights (Mixed Martial Arts) and last night was the first ever UFC Women's Championship Fight. It was on Pay-Per-View and Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey defeated her opponent in the first round with an armbar. What a weekend for women in sports! :)

Leilani

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Leilani - it is even better example that you bring here. It was unimaginable just 50 years ago, that women would be engaged in sport like this.

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william - thank you for stopping by. And it feels good :)

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