My friend and I are avid NASCAR fans and have gone to a few races together but EVERY TIME we went to leave the race neither of us could remember where in the world we parked. Like absolutely NO CLUE whatsoever!!!! So the last race we attended together we were prepared! We both downloaded a find your car application and entered in all the information before walking away from the truck. We had double insurance that we would not get lost this time.
We wandered around the camping area for awhile and met up with some friends at their camp site. After a few drinks we all headed into the race to find our seats. We were having the best time ever taking pictures, posting on Facebook, Tweeting, and of course drinking…lots of drinking; come on its NASCAR that’s what you do. Once the race ended we headed back to the camp area to eat with our friends and sober up.
It was getting late so we decided to head back to the truck. We both took out our phones and started following the directions the voice was telling to us. Then our batteries died and we had NO CLUE where to go. We walked around for at least two hours trying to find that stupid truck. By this time the crowd had pretty much left and there weren’t many vehicles left in the parking lot. This was a good thing because our chances of actually seeing the truck improved greatly.
When we finally found the truck we realized that we had been walking around in circles never venturing out far enough to find the truck. Someone and it wasn’t me kept saying, “It’s not this far out here I know that much.” YES it was that far out there and I had horrible blisters on my heels from the boots I was wearing.
We learned a few things that day…you can’t depend on your smart phone without electricity and that we both needed to start paying more attention to what the heck we were doing. Needless to say neither of us has been out to a NASCAR Race since. But, the next time I do go I’ll be drawing a map from the truck to the gate as I am walking!
©2014 Lysa Wilds
©2014 Lysa Wilds