Friday, November 13, 2009

Sometimes... You win!

My 20 yr old son, Eric, got a pleasant surprise this week when he was notified that he won the Grand Prize in the Ford Racing Street Tour Sweepstakes! While at the NC State Fair last month, he had dropped an entry in to the box at the NASCAR exhibit - he enters every drawing and sweepstakes he can find, figuring he'll hit big some time. Well, this time he did it! The prize is a 4-night trip for two to Miami,FL for the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway! Included is airfare, rental car, hotel accomodations, $400 Visa gift card for food, VIP passes to Ford Racefest, grandstand tickets to all three races that weekend, private VIP tour with a Ford Racing representative, and 2 Ford Racing apparel gift packages! Pretty amazing, even for us non-NASCAR fans!

Eric asked Mark to go with him. He needed someone older than 25 to be able to rent a car (!), but he also enjoys spending time with his dad! So they'll have 5 days of male bonding in sunny South Florida - airboats in the Everglades, snorkeling at Key Largo, laying on the beautiful Florida beaches.... oh yeah, and watching fast cars go round and round a racetrack. :-) Fortunately Eric hasn't missed any of his classes at Appalachian State this semester, so he has some excused absences that he can use... see, it PAYS to go to class so that when some great opportunity to take a free trip to Florida unexpectedly drops in your lap, you can GO!!!
Now he just must avoid the flu until Christmas break...

1 comment:

Enjoying Life Together in NC said...

I'll have to let my son read this. After not winning anything at the last unit celebration, he's convinced that he'll never win anything!

Good for Eric...winning and being a good student!