These are a Few of my Favorite Things

My last post I asked what your “must do” items are during the Month of May. I look forward to hearing your ideas and hope to add some to my itinerary. Keep the ideas coming. For this post I want to share some of my favorite things to do during May. We all know the Indianapolis 500 tops that list but I’m talking about all the extras during the month.

This month May kicked off with a race at Barber Motorsports Park. I’d prefer all races in May take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but since it is May 1 it’s okay to sneak this race in. The facility is absolutely gorgeous and I really hope to attend that race in person in the near future. But now that the race is over it’s time to focus on The Month of May in Indianapolis.

Some of the beginning signs that it is May are

  • Flying my Indianapolis Motor Speedway flag
  • Listening to Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee every night (or catching up on the podcast)
  • Listening to Beyond the Bricks with Jake Query and Mike Thomsen.
  • Pulling out all my IndyCar books
  • Attending the GMR Grand Prix with my boys.
  • Breakfast (often on Mother’s Day) at Charlie Browns.
  • A glass of wine (or two) at the Foyt Vault.
  • Trivia contest put together by George Phillips at I was last years winner and hope to defend that title.
  • Listening to some archived The Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson. It’s not May with Donald.

I find I usually run out of time for all the reading and listening I want to do. I’d also love to watch old Indy 500’s and just soak up all the history of the event that I can.

This year I will be in Indianapolis for over two weeks and should have more time to focus on my Indianapolis 500 obsession but I know I will just fill my time with more activities around town during the month of May and I will still leave wanting more. The month is going to fly by. I’m hoping I use my time wisely and plan ahead to make the most of it.

As a young girl, my mom would often make us stop at cemeteries on our family vacations to look for an ancestor. My mom has always enjoyed tracing our family history and even started a blog with old family letters (which you can find at so I was intrigued by the thought of visiting the graves of the Chevrolet brothers. I wonder which other drivers are laid to rest nearby.

A trip to Indianapolis always means a stop at Charlie Browns and the Foyt Vault but I’ve yet to try the Mug n Bun so I hope to add that this year.

My boys beg every year to try the go karts at Sarah Fishers indoor karting track. Hopefully this is the year we can squeeze that in too.

I had planned to come home for a couple days on the 23rd but learned that was the night planned for the return of the Burger Bash with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee so I delayed my trip home by a day and now am trying to decide if I just have Matthew, Zach and Randy meet me in Indy rather than head home and drive back down with them. I’m excited to attend the Burger Bash as that has been on my list for years.

The Burger Bash does not take place on Carb Day but I will also be able to finally attend that too. While many attend Carb Day for the party atmosphere and drinking, I’m looking forward to the pit stop competition and am disappointed that the Freedom 100 is no longer on the schedule.

Yikes! Just writing this is exhausting because I know I’m just barely making a dent in all the things I hope to do this May. Please keep your suggestions coming and I hope you are all as excited about May as I am.

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