Monday, January 24, 2011

L.A.-Supercross Weekend

This past weekend, my husband and I got to drive to LA to go to the inaugural race at Dodger Stadium. I must say, I'm not a fan of this stadium, and next time we will return back to our usual Anaheim. This stadium is old so it's not easy to get around in, and the traffic to get OFF this mountain that night was completely terrible. Angel Stadium is SO much better! Thankfully, the great race made it worth it. We've been going for years. We arrived early in the afternoon and went on the wild goose chase to get monster energy cans so that we could get our hands stamped to go in the pits. Last time we went to Anaheim they sold them right in the parking lot so it was easy. Like I said, Dodger Stadium, not so easy! No one seemed to know what they were talking about and I know we walked multiple miles by the end of the day! FINALLY we found a vendor that was selling some and headed to the pits.
This is the man everyone is excited to see...James Stewart, the fastest man on two wheels. When he is on, he will literally blow your mind at how fast he is! We weren't there early enough to get the ticket to wait in line for an autograph, so we just snapped a few pics.

We try to watch his show online sometimes {because we don't have cable}. It's called "Bubba's World". Brandon leaned over the railing and asked him a question that got his attention and made him laugh..he asked where his friend is that messed up his house and kinda drives him crazy on the show.
This is Chad Reed, another of the top 5, but he is probably talking to that man at how terrible he has been racing so far...totally not like him, but not good at all!

Carey Hart, with his H & H race team. Again, we didn't want to wait in line so we end up with the pictures of the famous guys along with strangers that actually waited in line to take pics, lol. We also got to see Travis Pastrana up close, but his pic is on my phone.

We bought cheap seats this time, and we're gonna do this from now on. It is better to be up high at this kind of race, because you can see the whole track, and see all the action without having to rely on the big screen and replays. You also get to see all the crashes. They do a laser light show in the beginning to announce the major riders, and fireworks and flame throwers too.

It was a great race, the top 3 spots kept getting switched the whole way through with people passing each other back and forth and falling. It was great! Ryan Villopoto won the race. Everyone kept crashing in the turn closest to us so that made it extra exciting.
The next day, we drove to the Marshalls nearest our hotel in Hollywood. It ended up being right across the street from the Beverly Center. I found the shoes that I searched 3 stores for-finally in my size! They are so cute, and were worth the trouble! After that, we drove to Burbank to go to lunch at our favorite PF Changs by Ikea. I had to hold myself back from going into Ikea because a few of my girlfriends and I are driving down for a special Ikea trip this Saturday. SO, after lunch Brandon let me do some shopping at the Forever 21 in the mall. I love how cheap they are! Then we headed to Starbucks and drove to Santa Clarita on the way home to track down a hobby shop that has a big RC track in the back. Brandon is now planning on taking a trip down one day with one of his RC friends to drive their cars. We headed home, out of the beautiful 70 degree sunshine, and couldn't wait to see our babies! It was a great weekend!

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