Holiday Inn Express Howe
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... open on a sunny day. It takes 11minutes to open the roof.
Sadly because of roof maintenance we were unable to see\walk onto the field which was pretty disappointing. Interestingly enough both of us were extremely surprised at how small the field actually is in real life. It looks much bigger on TV!
Fun Fact - The stadium cost $719 million to build and the capacity is 69,000 people.
After walking the whole 100metres back to the hotel ...
... Peru seeing the many facets of the country. This is what got my attention. I would not only be sightseeing, but getting a taste of local flare and happenings. Since the local touch is more my style, I uncertainly booked the trip. My nervousness was not with going to Peru, but with going with a group. Totally not my style, but given the short notice and general knowledge of Peruvian travel, it seemed much easier. Right now, I need easy.
It was a lovely, bright morning when I arrived in one of the many parking lots outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway shortly after 7am where I found thousands already parked, many with the tailgate party well underway. I made my way to the track to soak up the atmosphere and what an atmosphere it was. Slowly but surely the stands began to fill as the traditions were observed from the legends parade to the driver introductions, the singing of "Back home in Indiana" ...
Headed east from Champaign where I lost an hour crossing into Indiana and the Eastern timezone. I continued eastwards on the interstate bound for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to collect my parking permit for the race tomorrow. From Indianapolis I headed south to Edinburgh, Indiana where I did a bit of shopping at the outlet mall. I also took a drive through Edinburgh to discover that it contains a lot of churches. Next stop was in Columbus, Indiana to view a covered bridge set in ...
... off roads to control pedestrian movements.Making our way to the grand stands, it became apparent how big this place really is. Even with all the congestion outside, most of the grand stands were empty.
We were treated to a fantastic display of Indy cars from years gone by, along with a staggering collection of concourse quality vintage vehicles from around the country. I have never seen so many rare and beautifully preserved / restored ...
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