Monday, October 09, 2006

Offshore Super Series on Lake Mead

OSS Race

This was the first year the event was held at Lake Mead. We didn't know what to expect so we decided not to launch our boat out there. The best seat indeed was on the beach because all of the boats were told to idle far away from the race course in case one of the race boats should lose control and go off tumbling.

All of the boats were being prepared to hit the waters so Johnny and I took the opportunity to check them out. The first boat we stopped by was Fury. The crew were very nice, they instantly said good morning and started chatting with us. We asked to take a picture and the lady who was had been working on top of the boat jumped down and asked if we wanted her to take our picture.

Fury
"Are you the driver?", Johnny asked. I think she was surprised but Johnny's pretty intuitive with these things.

"Well yes I am." She said and we told her we'd be looking out for her. She later went on to win 1st in her class of boats!

Watching the boats get lifted off their trailor and into the water was the neatest thing! Wouldn't it be nice if they did that for us instead of me fishtailing the truck and trailor down the water!

The rest of the afternoon was just great. Johnny's dad later joined us and he brought extra beer...LOL!! It was such a rush watching the boats zoom by closely followed by helicopters above. I can't wait to see the pictures they took because not only were there cameras in the air but on the ground too.

Take a look at our pictures:



Before we head home, Johnny had to take pictures of this Ford GT. Apparently these cars are very rare and one happened to be where we were.

Ford GT

I had to the chance to sit on and take pictures with the Budweiser Select boat, which has won these championship series multiple times, but I was too tired and hot from being out in the sun all day so we went home.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW, what a great weekend. I didnt realize how much we did till I read your blog.

Love you lots,

johnny