Sunday, January 11, 2009

Monster Jam (aka the fumes are killing me)



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So... Saturday night was my first time with the boys at a Monster Jam show. We waited in line (while the boys played video games) then we tromped through red clay mud (while the boys ran around getting autographs and pictures with their favorite drivers), then we found our way to our seats (while the boys took us on a detour past the vendors where they got flags and T-shirts) before finally settling down with nachos, roasted nuts, sodas, and Dippin Dots. Have you ever tried Dippin Dots? Being that I'm not a big fan of ice cream (yeah, I know--that's unreal) I had never tried them until last night. Pretty decent!
On the way home, Spencer asked me what my favorite part of Monster Jam was.... now, on the inside I was thinking, probably the Nachos or Dippin Dots since the rest of the evening was devoted to holding my ears, gagging at the fumes or trying REALLY hard not to make judgments about the "whoohooing" batch of rednecks around us....But, I told him when the big truck did a donut and fell over and the wrecker thing had to roll him back over. Spencer grinned and agreed that that was a good part.
Oh,and GraveDigger won if anyone cares.

9 comments:

lydia eve said...

How about that, I had no idea Monster Jam was a competition!! :)

Nilsa said...

Great pictures!!! Lots of fun too!

Kim said...

OMG the picture of them playing their video games where you can only see the hats and not their faces, I am cracking up! Great pics, but you couldn't pay me enough money to go to a Monster Jam. You are a great mom!

LesleMora said...

LOL That's cool that Grave Digger won. Well, actually, that's the only monster truck I'm aware of. :-D

AshleyS said...

you, my friend, should be nominated for mom of the year--don't know if I could have suffered the noise!!!

Patti H said...

OH I remember those days. The smell of the fuel stays in your nose for every!! Matt had a birthday party at one of them one time!! LOL
I was acutally thinking of taking the boys sometime to see the big trucks!!

Lori P said...

OH, your awesome CASS....i HATE that smell of diesel and the mud...your awesome

Cheri Pryor said...

Been there. Done that. SOOOOOOOOO many times. Got the t-shirts, too. lmao!!

J. Edward said...

The fumes literally were choking you, the 1's you couldn't smell (carbon monoxide) are even worse!

see http://brownair.net/blog/2011/03/12/monster-trucks-fun-poison-carbon-monoxide/

TAKE A DETECTOR!