Sunday, April 20, 2008

Race night at the DIrt Track...

Yes, I know, this is supposed to be a blog about things I do that are food related. I would hardly categorize dirt track racing as food related (although, they did have some awesome fair food there last night. From turkey legs to pulled pork. We opted for the hand cut potato chips, yummy).

Aside from the 8 dollar chips and the 3 dollar coke, the only other thing we ate was RED CLAY DUST!!! HOLY SHIT was it dusty. When we got there at about 7:00 pm, a big rain storm was finishing up. Everything was wet, especially the track and the bleachers we parked on (for 4.5 hours, I might add). They spent the first two hours getting the track ready to race on by continuously driving over it with a collection of random cars until it reached the correct consistency. The correct consistency they were going for was dust, apparently.

I'm not trying to make out like we had a bad time, because we didn't. We had a BLAST. Although, It was tough to breath and look to the left as with each blast of wind brought more and more eye gouging and lung burning red dust.

It was REALLY exciting and FAST. Each dusty fast moment was interrupted by a wreck about every 3 laps. So, all night was like your TV turning itself off every 5 minutes while watching a really good action packed movie! 100 laps, wreck every three! AHHHH!!!

Anywho, I captured a couple pics to show you what we endured. Enjoy...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Edible Garden and "Food For Thought" Charlotte

The slow food movement is coming along in my area pretty well. A new group that I am a member of called "Food For Thought" is helping bring the "Edible Garden" concept to the local public schools. They are starting off with one school in town, pictured, where we had a simple spaghetti dinner for awareness of what they are doing. Went well. I wasn't able to actually attend but was there in spirit because I made the sauce. :)