Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Start your Motors!

Last Saturday found us at a large outdoor Gospel Festival in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Featuring bluegrass legends like Ricky Skaggs and Doyle Lawson, this was a whole new experience for our family.

But aside from the honor and opportunity to meet and listen to many of these great musicians, we also had another fun surprise...

From the time we older kids became old enough to drive, Dad has talked about taking us go-cart racing. He and Mom have many special memories on a go-cart track during the early years in their relationship, so every-once-in-awhile he'd mention what a treat it would be if we could all make a spin around the track. But somehow, the opportunity had always escaped us, being on the 'fun-list' instead of the 'priority-list'.

But last Saturday was the day! A gentleman surprised us by loading us all up and taking us to a local park which featured a very nice track -- perfect for some special family memories.




On your marks....get set...

...And they're off!

Racing around the corners

Pedals to the metal

Waving to the spectators

Stiff competition on the track

Others just enjoyed watching the sights fly by

Sweet family times!

"Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the hills be joyful together before the LORD"
Psalm 98:8

14 comments:

Laurence said...

Sounds like so much fun... :)

Jenna said...

How special! I'm so glad that you all got to go:)

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

What fun photos! I love go-carts. They are so very enjoyable, aren't they? I think the photo of Charissa in the passenger seat is especially cute! :)

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth

ajfcello said...

Whoo!!! Looks like a ton of fun! What a wonderful family time!
Living for Christ,
-Anna

Annie said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can tell that Matthias and Stephen got quite competitive there. =) Charissa doesn't look so sure...but I can tell that Alaythia and Nathaniel are definitely enjoying it! :)
Thanks for the photos, Rachel! I'm looking forward to more details about Andrew and Kori; wedding date, etc...
Love in Christ,
~Annie~

~Desiree~ said...

That looks like so much fun!

Linda said...

My family LOVES going to Wylie Park! Ever since the kids were little and we just went to Storybook Land. Now we take the camper and use the campgrounds and spend the weekend enjoying the lake, go-carts and the park in general. So glad your family got to enjoy the go-carts at the park. Looks like everyone was having lots of fun!

Charity U said...

Looks fun!

Lulu said...

I'm glad you had a great time! Yes, I agree with Elizabeth-Charissa is so cute in that picture!
Lulu

The Gilmore Family said...

Wahooo! Awesome!!!

Sarah G.

Mike said...

Fun!!

Victoria Rose said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go-carting is a ton of fun, and you guys looked like you were having it. So, who won the race?

Bethany Joy said...

Looks like you all had fun!

Bethany