Friday the SandCastle Crew collected on a Groupon deal for go-cart racing. K1 Speed had a groupon deal that worked out to free signup & half price racing. I thought it would be fun for the SCSon and I to do. When I mentioned it to the SCQueen, she whimpered "what about me?" Ok. fine, lets buy two.
With the deal set to expire in the next week we had to act. We signed in and waited to be called to race. They first gave a briefing on the car. These are electric carts. ~20Hp with torque from 0 RPM. "Go" on the right, "Stop" on the left. Brakes only on the rears so if you step on them in the middle of a turn, don't be surprised at the resulting spin! And don't step on the steering push-rods.
I'll skip the gory details but I had a blast. We had two red flags in the 1st race and the SCQueen decided she'd had enough. The 2nd race was cleaner, one yellow and no reds. Good fun! But Alas, I don't fit the cars... I'm about an inch too wide :-( And I think it's a bone issue rather than a weight issue. So I'll burn off the last races but that'll probably be it for me.
Today we took in the Trans Siberian Orchestra show. I haven't been to a concert in many years. A week or so ago the SCSon made an offhand comment "they'd be nice to see". Which got me thinking "Hmmm... I've wanted to see them too" and to the internet to learn they are on stage this week! YOLO, lets go!
With computer controlled and synchronized lights, lasers, sparks & flames, the show was an audio and visual assault on the senses. The colored floods aimed at the audience were a "light too far". The SCQueen shielded her eyes a couple time at the floods. Just because you can do something with computer controlled lights, doesn't mean you should! Cool it guys! Otherwise the show was very enjoyable.
FTC disclosure: eat it! Venues/shows mentioned here provided no compensatory value.