Took a few vacation days (have to use them all up soon or I lose them) and I have been having a blast. Yesterday drove up to Napa and visited the MUMM Champagne house and had a bite to eat with family at Applebee’s. And later , took in CHEAP TRICK. Was a tight act by rock and roll granpas. 90 mins straight non stop. Scored a free front row seat at the UPTOWN theatre in Napa ! Awesome place, used to show movies, now devoted to live shows.
Today, had a date with the Audi R8. The new 2014 R8 v8 (they wont have the v10 for that track at this time).
Cones and five laps in the morning followed by 3 sets of five laps in the afternoon. I think i maybe hit 100mph on the straight only. Hot laps by instructors were at 115mph max. Infineon is known as the most technical course in America. Not an all out high speed track.
By my second set of five laps it was starting to feel like W.O.R.K. ! And it is hard work keeping it all stitched together !!
Maybe I should’ve gone for the leisurely all day R8 drive up to Bodega Bay and lunch and motored back?
The helmet barely fit me even though it was an XL. I guess i just got your average giant sized head.
Pics a-comin, stay tuned.
OH , and stopped by the Domaine Carneros to try their famous Pinot Noir. Was pretty awesome. They do champagne too (it’s owned by Taittinger) . Funny why champagne houses when they do still wines, tend to do Pinot Noir? Probably because a lot of pinot is used in champagne making ?
9 bucks plus tax/tip or 12 bucks for a glass. Steep but the bottle is 36 bucks.
I know someone who knows someone so I am planning to see BERLIN, JEWEL and CHRIS ISAAC live in concert this month or next month.
Ok i better shup up or i start sounding like im braggin.