Friday, May 27, 2011

A bit of Indy in St. Pete

Indianapolis rolls out the "checkered" carpet to more than 250,000 race fans at the Indy 500 this weekend. (To read a little bit about what's new this year for the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, see my post at the Indiana Insider.)

My family got to see how St. Pete welcomes its own race fans when we visited just a few weeks before the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The arrow got up close and personal with an IndyCar. Probably won't be his last encounter, given that he's growing up in Indy.

And we got to see what the road course looks like there, as it winds its way through the streets of the city. A little different experience than the gigantic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (the largest spectator sporting facility in the world). More photos from our walk around downtown St. Pete are available here.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Thanks to all the soldiers who keep us safe, day after day, so that we may travel, experience new things and enjoy our many freedoms.

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. Next week, I'll share some photos from last week's exciting Fast Friday practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.