Daredevil is not my middle name, nor is thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie. Cautious, rule-follower is more like it. I look before I leap, always leave two car lengths between vehicles and over-analyze the risks in literally everything.
Then I got invited to try out a bachelorette “Xtreme Xperience” at NOLA Motorsports.
I think I must have mentally blocked out the “xtreme” part, because something in my brain said “Sure, why not?” and before I knew it, I had RSVP’d for myself and our Creative Director, Angie.
Once the appointment was on my calendar, I didn’t give it much more thought. Angie, however, did. A few minutes after hitting send on our appointment confirmation, I got a text with a YouTube link. “Do u know what u just signed us up for??” she asked.
I did not.
Thirteen seconds into the video, my heart was racing…”What did I do??? Expensive cars, 140+ mph…Next time read the website BEFORE accepting invitations. You’re going to die.”
Not being one to back out of a commitment, I put on my best impression of someone who wasn’t terrified.
The fateful Monday of our appointment arrived. It was a beautiful day. We pulled up to NOLA Motorsports and signed the waiver at the gate. “You just signed your life away,” I jokingly told Angie as we got out of our cars.
We walked in and Mark Olalde, the Director of NOLA Operations, immediately welcomed us and told us we could drive any of four amazing cars parked right outside. They all looked really cool. And expensive (they totally are).
In an act of self (and Ferrari) preservation, I made up my mind. I would just drive R.E.A.L.L.Y. S.L.O.W.L.Y. …the whole time. Problem solved.
Yours truly will be back. Oh, and you can call me “thrill ride” now.
Check out the video from my Xtreme Xperience – it’s like you’re in the car with me!
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