Friday, October 1 So, I did it – I drove a track car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife! The 12.9-miles both terrified and thrilled. I wish I could have kept going!Continue reading “Nürburgring Nordschleife”
2021 Istria, Croatia: Mark and I set double alarms to ensure we did not miss our opportunity to learn about truffles in Istria. We laced up our boots and met our Eat Istria guide, Goran. Hopping into his car, we headed north towards Motovun with great anticipation.Continue reading “Truffles in Istria”
June 22, Day 4: Zagreb: it just sounds exotic, doesn’t it? This is where “From Russia with Love”, the second Bond movie, was filmed. We saw no lurking assassins, but then one never does… At any rate we had a wonderful Zagreb Saturday Night.Continue reading “Zagreb Saturday Night”
June 3, Day 3: Birmingham earned the nickname “Bombingham.” Between 1947 and 1965, more than 50 dynamite bombs devastated black homes and churches to suppress desegregation efforts in Birmingham. As the most segregated city in America, it was referred to as the Johannesburg of the South. Here the civil rights movement almost died. Here it finally triumphed. The story is violent, rife with injustice, and, while hopeful, still far from “happily ever after.”Continue reading “Bombingham”
June 4, Day 4: It’s mid-morning and time for Porsche Track Experience Part 2: The Big Track. After practicing fundamentals early in the morning, I am ready to barrel down straights, squeal through corners, and fly over hills lapping the Barber track.
Well, at least I think I am…
June 4, Day 4: This is the big day… the Porsche Track Experience at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham (PTX Bham). The half-day Porsche Driving School at Atlanta was the opening act; this is the main event. A full day on a 2½-mile professional track, the same one used for the Honda Indy Grand Prix. Sixteen curves – carousels, esses, corkscrews, hairpins, sweeps – and 120-mph straights in between. Oh, and 80 feet in elevation change with blind summits and curves. Am I a little nervous? Yeah.Continue reading “Porsche Track Experience, Part 1”