Today is National Ice Cream Day, and July is National Ice Cream Month!!! So we celebrated by visiting our local Dairy Queen here in Hastings. Surprisingly, the young lady who took our order did NOT know of today’s designated celebration!
Terri had the small Candy Shop Blizzard, which is the Blizzard of the Month, and I had the medium Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard. They were delicious!
We watched the local Hastings fireworks show on the 4th of July from a spot located a few blocks away along with a bunch of others who had the same ideas of avoiding traffic and crowds. The locals around here really like their fireworks. The “show” before and after the official fireworks show was very impressive. In fact, we were able to watch fireworks from our campground a few nights leading up to the 4th! Driving home after watching the fireworks show seemed like driving through a war zone with all the fireworks going off around us. Like I said, Nebraskans really like their fireworks.
I haven’t done a corn report lately, so here’s the pictorial report. This picture was taken April 25.
We didn’t even know what was planted, if anything, at that time. And now this picture, taken July 1, clearly shows how much the corn has grown.
This is one of the things we do here…
watch the corn grow!!!
Fair warning again…
this is another racetrack report. Skip it if you’d like. I’m including this to help me remember when and what tracks I’ve visited as it seems I have no memory.
Thursday, 7/5, I went to U.S. 30 Speedway near Columbus, NE.
That’s a real racecar attached to the top of the sign. The track is a 3/8 mile dirt track.
It was a good night of racing consisting of IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, & Street Stocks and the SLMR Super Late Models. Kyle Berck of Marquette, NE, won the SLMR Super Late Model feature for $1k to win.
Then Sunday night, 7/8, I went west to Dawson County Raceway located at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington, NE.
It’s a 3/8 mile dirt track located right next door to a Tyson chicken processing plant. When I first arrived the odor was nauseating. Luckily, the wind changed direction soon after I arrived.
Although a bit dusty, it was another good night of racing consisting of IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars, & Hobby Stocks and the SLMR Super Late Models. Kyle Berck, again, won the SLMR Super Late Model feature for $1k to win.
Saturday, 7/14, I headed north about 17 miles to Mid-Nebraska Speedway near Doniphan, NE. It’s a 3/8 mile dirt track formally named Mid-Continent Raceway.
The night consisted of Grand National Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, & 4-cylinder cars, and NCRA Super Late Models. Again, Kyle Berck won the NCRA Super Late Model feature for $2k to win. The track was a bit too dusty and the bleachers were a bit too low, but the racing was good.