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Archives for July 2012

Let’s Go To The Races in Minnesota

mn racewaysDo you love car racing? Maybe you used to go years ago, but would like to find a place near you to take the kids this summer. Minnesota offers a variety of race tracks and events throughout the state, so there is sure to be something for everyone. This is a site that not only lists many of the race tracks in Minnesota, but also has links to the individual websites for dates, times, events, and directions.

A few upcoming race events this summer:

antique midget race carThe Arlington Raceway Kidz Klub has an Ultimate Kids Night coming up on September 1, 2012.

If you love Hairball, the music craze around Minnesota,  you can take in Racing and a Hairball concert at the Elko Speedway on July 21, 2012.

The Brainerd International Raceway is featuring their 24th Annual Muscle Car Shootout on August 31, 2012.

Where is your favorite place to go to the races? Where did you go as a kid?

What is Dynamic Engine Braking

no dynamic engine braking signsHave you noticed signs at the entrances of some cities that read “No Jake Braking” or “No Dynamic Engine Braking” and wondered what they meant? These signs refer to a method of braking that larger trucks use to reduce wear on their regular breaks. The reason for these signs is to reduce the noise this braking method makes, similar to a gun or back-fire noise. Many communities or residential neighborhoods don’t want the loud noise and post these signs. Here is more information on the technical explanation of dynamic engine braking.

Keep a Travel Journal

travel journal notebook or appsDo you keep a travel journal? Many people who travel frequently, camp, or take road trips keep a travel journal over the years. A travel journal is a great way to record memories, humor situations, or reminders of where you stayed or who you met. A travel journal doesn’t have to be anything more than a cheap notebook that you keep in your vehicle or camper. Remember to record the date, location, and people. Even if you think you’ll always remember, chances are you may forget.

Like the idea of a digital travel journal? 

Do you keep a travel journal?