Sunday, July 06, 2014

23 Feburary 2014 Leaving Athens

We made one last park visit to find a climbing cache and another 2001 hide before heading home. The climb was fun although the view wasn't amazing. We probably stayed a couple hours longer in the area than was prudent. By the time we were in Morgan County, the mild Athens weather was in the past as we tried to beat the snow home.

When I was a kid, everyone knew something about the Indy 500. It was a television spectacle. Even those who really didn't care about auto racing knew names like A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Al Unser. I was never a racing fan, but probably saw more Indy laps on television than any other race. During Memorial Day weekend, it seemed to be on TV everywhere. Now it seems like there is a different NASCAR race on each time I scan the TV so Indy seems to have faded to the background. It was still an interesting fact to learn that the original bricks for the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway came from a tiny town in Southeastern Ohio.

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