Memorial Day weekend has become one of my favorite times of the year. Three day weekends are great, but this one is especially nice due to the flavors that hit the grill and all the racing action on Sunday.
First up is some serious time with the grill. Saturday ribs, Sunday thick ribeye steaks, and Monday hamburgers, hotdogs, and brats. Wash it all down with some High Life, which is perfect to combat the 90 plus degree heat. Besides getting fat and tummy aches from over eating, does it get any better?
Next up is the racing menu which is un’f’ing believable. The day starts off with the Monaco Grand Prix. Massa was the inside track, but I have to think that Raikkonen will do what it takes to land the top podium spot. Of course all the passing will be in the pits, but I love watching Monaco. A Ferrari one-two would be the perfect start to the day.
After Monaco we get the Indy 500. Unlike the Monaco GP, I think this one will be broadcast in some delicious HD. The race will be highly watched because of Danica Patrick and the dancing Helio Castroneves. I am not pulling for anyone in particular. I think Dan Wheldon, Helio, and Tony Kanaan or the likely winners. It would be interesting to see Patrick (just for the history), Marco Andretti, or Graham Rahal drinking the milk.
The day ends with the way too long Coca-Cola 600. While I enjoy NASCAR, the first two races will be more exciting, interesting, and have better intrigue, background stories, etc. I will probably watch just to see if Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, or Dale Earnhardt Jr. can pull out a much needed victory.
Here’s to the High Life!