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Month: June 2018

Dover Downs Track Tour

Nicknamed the Monster Mile, Dover International Speedway at Dover Downs was a fun place to visit. While no NASCAR races were happening while I was there, we had free reign of the track on a tour. The grading on the Dover International Speedway is 9% on the straightaways and 24% on the curves. It made for some interesting driving along the one mile speedway. High above the track in the VIP section, seats are autographed by NASCAR drivers signing their corresponding race car numbers. Unfortunately most viewers will never make it up here. The race has to be named after Read More

Victoria’s Butchart Gardens

Our Alaska cruise is coming to a close and we’ve officially left Alaska. This particular Oceania cruise embarks and debarks in Vancouver so I’m seeing some of the Western coast of Canada too. Victoria is a popular cruise port on Alaskan cruises as well and has been high on my travel to-do list for a while. The cruise port terminal in Victoria is very near to the main downtown port area: and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The most talked about attraction in Victoria are the Butchart Gardens, a 20 minute drive outside the city center. For over 100 years, tourists Read More