Ed and I did not want to spend a whole vacation day on the transit, so we agreed to depart Thursday evening after a "normal day" at work and to say proper goodbyes to the families.
|Annie issued stern warnings to behave myself!|
After a 11:40pm departure, we drove thru PA, Ohio and into Indiana without incident, and ultimately made the airport 30 minutes after Mike got his bag. Thru the night, Ed and I swapped driving... But Ed did more of it because I crapped out after a short stint in early Ohio. The M3's passenger front seat is better for snoozing than I remembered.
|Mike, Dave and Ed enjoy the freezing wind of the Tire Rack HQ Parking lot|
One Lap is very social, and as I mentioned Mike is quite a popular fixture with the One Lap family. Our friendly rival Brian Hair had some die cut vinyl stickers made up based on the "For Norm" plate we are running to memorialize Mike's dad, Norm Babcock. Many cars in the paddock are now wearing these.
In between socializing, we discussed how to manage all of our stuff, washed the car and applied even more logos. The car is really pigged up now! On the roof, we installed the donor stickers we have collected thus far from generous friends and neighbors.
|The donation signature stickers begin... Thanks everyone!|