It's race weekend in my little corner of the world. For those of you who don't happen to live in a town with a NASCAR track, let me tell you that race weekend changes the way things go in your town.
Bristol is a very popular track on the NASCAR circuit; it's a short track, and that makes for interesting racing. There are a lot of fans who prefer short track races, and Bristol always draws a good crowd.
Having said that, I will mention that we don't get the sell-out crowds we used to get. Times are hard, and the state of finances in the nation have taken a toll on ticket sales. Still, there are lots and lots of extra people in town this week, and it's interesting trying to get around right now.
I was off work yesterday and today; I had some compensatory time that I needed to take before it expired. I lost most of yesterday to a round of some sort of crud that made me headachy and mildly nauseous. I thought at first it might have been allergies, since everything around here has burst into bloom with the unseasonably warm weather. It didn't feel like allergies, though; it felt viral. *YUCK*
But this morning I awoke feeling much better, thank goodness. I met a friend for lunch at the Mellow Mushroom. It was my first visit there, and I highly recommend it. I had a calzone that was just wonderful.
After lunch I went to Best Buy in search of a laptop docking station. Why do I even try to look for something there? I've been in there three different times now and have never found a single solitary thing I was looking for! Oh, well. I'll go ahead and order one online like I thought I'd do in the first place. Then I went to Target to pick up a few things; as usual, I found a lot more things that I actually needed, but got some good buys all the same. After I left there, I went to Sugar Hollow to look over their campground. I still want to go to Grindstone, but thought it would be good to take a look at a campground nearer home in case I needed it. I then made a quick stop by the bank to pick up a little money.
As I was leaving the bank, I witnessed a car accident. There's nothing as sickening as that horrible crunch of metal hitting metal. Without going into too much detail, one vehicle hit another in the driver's door. The driver who was hit in the door appeared to be unconscious. I felt very helpless, but saw that others were coming to his aid, so I left. Such a terrible thing! I certainly hope he wasn't badly injured. There was nothing about it on the local news this evening, so I hope that's a good sign.
I was a little rattled after seeing that and decided I needed to get out of the car for a few minutes. I pulled into the parking lot at Sam's Club and went in for a little while to walk off my shakes. I wound up finding a few items I needed, so the stop served two purposes. In a short while I felt much more settled, so I drove home using the back roads and avoiding all the extra traffic.
I'm always glad to be home, but home looked especially good this afternoon. Except for witnessing the accident, it's been a good day.
I hope your day has been good, too!