Here are some pictures to give you an update on how the summer raised garden is coming along. We have 30-40 tomatoes growing, one bell pepper which appears to be turning red, and some baby squash (I picked the first one too early and it was not ready). We had lots of blueberries but those were eaten soon after harvest. We can’t wait for those to mature so we can have gallons of blueberries in the summer! Until then we have veggies…
On Saturday March 22, 2014 Red Brick Brewing Company will host the 1st Annual Georgia Craft Beer Fest benefiting the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Over 25 Georgia breweries have been confirmed for the event including many of my favorites like Monday Night Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Jailhouse Brewing Company, Jekyll Brewing, & Terrapin Beer Company.
This past weekend I went to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton Georgia for an opportunity to drive a Sprint Cup Car as part of the NASCARSpeedtech Driving School. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and something I was quite nervous about doing. I was more nervous in the weeks leading up to it, and as the days got closer that nervous energy became pure excitement. When you arrive they give you the option of having it video’d which I did, and you can see that video below on YouTube.
Now I don’t drive a car with a manual shift, and haven’t in a really long time but I was determined to make it work. Right off the bat I went from 1st gear to 4th and had to regroup quickly, and as you can tell probably scared the crap out of my instructor before we even got off pit lane. Once we made it through the gears and got on the track it smoothed out significantly, but the ride was crazy from start to finish.
The instructors lay out bars of tape around the track and you are supposed to keep within the lines as you circle the track, keeping you on point as you come in and out of the turns. You can see throughout my video he is pulling me closer and closer to the outside wall on the backstretch, and obviously I was not on board with that call. Almost every lap he grabs the steering wheel and pulls me closer to the wall, and is constantly telling me to go faster. Looking back I have no clue how fast we were going. The cars don’t have speedometers, all I know is we were going really fast in a rumbling beast of horsepower and I was holding on for my life.
Here is the YouTube video and below are some pictures from the day at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
Yesterday I dusted off my mountain bike and went for a ride on the paths along the Chattahoochee River. I wasn’t really looking for some wild outdoor adventure, more of a way to cover some ground and find something cool to take pictures of.