Last weekend we went down to Phoenix so Hunky Hubs could experience what it was like to be in a race car. We went to Phoenix International Raceway and he got to sit passenger side on a three-lap ride along. Actually, it was more like a 2 lap ride along, but I won’t complain because we got such an awesome Groupon for the experience.
Phoenix International Raceway is actually in Avondale so it was neat to explore that side of town. I had been there once during a NASCAR truck series event and boy was it loud! I remember having to plug my ears with cotton balls. That was probably 10 or 12 years ago.
At any rate, I was excited to see Hunky Hubs do a little something out of the ordinary. This was actually a birthday gift. His birthday was in January and I wanted to do something completely different from our traditional order out food and eat in kinda thing. I think we did that anyway, but this was just the icing on the cake.
Now my husband has a fear of heights, so he isn’t one to sky dive or do anything like that, and he loves watching NASCAR because he is a Dale Jr. fan, so I thought this would be a great experience for him.
We stayed the night in Avondale but before we could even settle down for the evening, we ended up fighting with a very rude check in staff at the Holiday Inn Hotel who told us that even though we booked our room to be non-smoking that “because we used Expedia, it’s never a guarantee that we get what we paid for”. We were pissed, went up to the non-smoking room and it smelled so bad, we immediately had to do something about it. I was upset and called the 1-800 number to the hotel, who told me that their reservation had us in a smoking room but that my reservation I was looking at right in front of me was wrong. So Hunky Hubs calls Expedia about the situation who was extremely apologetic with us. Expedia contacts the hotel, and they hang up on Expedia repeatedly about the situation. So Expedia moves us to another hotel in the area free, then gives us a $100 credit. We were so glad to be out of there and the hotel was a definite upgrade.
Thank you Expedia!
Anyway, back to the real reason why I’m blogging, which was Hunky Hubs racing experience. The next morning we pack up our stuff and headed blocks away to the raceway.
We get to the raceway and I load up the kids in the stroller and Hunky Hubs checks in.
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