A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(Please see Day1 if this is your first blog visit)
To assist in my journey of new adventures, a friend invited
me to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. I never went in the past because I
thought loud cars going in circles, like on TV Nascar, just seem too boring and
might spark my motion sickness tendency. However, Little Golden Book commends “stay curious”
…so off I went.
This was so much more than cars going in circles. This was also not a “haute-taute” event ( if so, I would
have hated it) but a way to view really interesting looking cars, not too fast or
too loud (top 60mph) ,and the Schenley Park course was interesting. You
could view different vantages all over the park and get there by shuttle. Plus
this event is free, has been going on for 32 years, and has raised 3.5 million
dollars for the Autism Society. That is a good enough reason to go and no
wonder it was so well organized.
I strolled passed groups of BMWs, Porches, Mini
Coopers, Maseratis and of course the Italian Ferraris. There was food , venders
with free stuff, kid games but the best part was just going near the pit area and talking to the drivers. Of course
I had to do that- talk I mean. I met a couple that were passionate about racing
their cars. Jacki and Bob are from
eastern PA and both Italians so no wonder I liked them. One of the them was even a Sicilian like me!
So I will not miss this next year. If your not from
Pittsburgh, I suggest that you “google it” to
see if there is one near you. Better yet come visit us in Pittsburgh next
summer, usually in July.
If you went I would love to hear your experience or how you liked it. I wonder how Bob and Jacki placed? Spiritual Reflection
Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person get the
prize. You must run in such a way that you will win. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
Prize is the heavenly reward and prayer, worship, study gives you strength to
say on the track.