March 23, 2015

Weekend Shenanigans

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This past weekend was so much fun and I hate that it went by so fast! On Friday, we celebrated Will's birthday by trying out a Indian restaurant called Copper. It was my first time trying Indian food, and although it was different, it was enjoyable and something I would try again.

For me, birthdays are one of those holidays that I always try to go above and beyond celebrating. Since we are getting married in June, I wanted to do something a little more spontaneous and fun for Will, so I surprised him by getting him a NASCAR racing experience! I ordered the five minute track experience but there are other options and packages to choose from.
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I had no idea what he would think, but giving a him the opportunity to drive a real race car, by himself with no instructor in the car, was something I think he really enjoyed! If you follow me on Instragram (mmackvick) you might have even seen the video I posted of Will post-drive. Let's just say his reaction is adorable :)
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When we arrived to the track that morning, you could tell Will was excited and a little nervous, so he decided spur of the moment that he wanted to add to the package and do the 'Ride Along' experience (which is three laps with a professional driver) before he actually got behind the wheel. I think this ended up working out for the best because he got to experience the track before trying to navigate it himself and even got to see what it was like to go around 180 mph!
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Will's mom Mary Lou met us out at Charlotte Motor Speedway and saw how much fun everyone was having that she decided she wanted to try out the 'Ride Along' experience.
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Right before we left, they handed out little certificate's that show your highest speed. Will topped out at 157.44!! The highest speed you can go on a solo drive is 160. Pretty impressive for a first timer.
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After spending our morning at CMS, Mary Lou, Will and I went and had lunch at Cantina 1511. The weather was good, the food was great, but the company was better. After lunch we headed back to our house and relaxed for a few hours until we left for dinner. 

The rest of our weekend was pretty low key and just what we needed. I think Will had a great birthday weekend and we had a lot of fun spending time with his Mom. This week will be busy but I'm looking forward to Friday when we will be in Raleigh to meet with the organist who will play at our wedding ceremony!


  1. I loved the video you posted on Insta. What a special birthday you made happen for him!

  2. What an awesome birthday surprise!! I also celebrated my birthday on Friday, glad you guys had such a fun weekend :)

  3. That Nascar reacing experience sounds awesome! I wonder if there is one somewhere near me, because I think Tyler would love it!!

  4. I love making a big deal out of birthdays; love your festiveness and how exciting to treat him to Nascar! Looks like he did pretty good too! Low key time is the best, I’m enjoying that more and more now!


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