Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte

So many years ago we purchased our brick but have never seen it and we said that the next time we would be in the area that we would go and see it and that is just what we did on Sunday when we left Darlington Raceway.

Our original plan was to stay at a RV Park nearby and bike the few miles to the Hall of Fame but when we arrived all of that changed.  First the neighborhood was sketchy and we would once again not feel safe riding our bikes into the downtown area and then the RV Park was so rundown and did not feel safe at all. 

We do not understand why they put this Hall of Fame in the downtown area instead of right by the track.  We know they had their reasons but for us it was really inconvenient.

So as usual we went to Plan B, actually we did not really have another plan but made it up as we went along. 

We took Maggie into the downtown area and parked her across the street from the Hall of Fame while we went in and visited.  It worked out great and only cost us an additional $15 to park for a few hours, but at least we felt safer than we would have riding our bikes through some pretty sketchy neighborhoods. 

Our brick was located in Section 12 and it didn’t take us long to find it. 

We then entered into the Hall of Fame and just took in all the ambiance.  It is still a work in progress and will be ever changing as time progresses along. 

The museum takes you through the old times as well as the current times...there is so much memorabilia from the drivers, the crews, and all the others that it takes to run this business.  They have a special area of the folks that are no longer with us and it shows the type of family that NASCAR becomes...

If you are ever in the area and love NASCAR like we do we would highly recommend checking it out.  It was a bit pricey at $19.95 each for just the museum but it was worth it for us.  They did offer other packages to include various items but we opted for the museum and skip all the hoopla offers.  They took photos on a green screen in front of a track but we have our own photos so we did not purchase them.  The gift shop had some really great items but for us it was just a pin since we could not find any magnets or stickers that we liked.

We took hundreds of photos, to check them all out go to our Google + Web Albums.

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