Unfortunately when we went on Saturday we found out the event was cancelled due to "possible inclement weather". What a bummer, especially since it was gorgeous outside that day! The event was rescheduled for Tuesday evening.
Can you guess what the weather was like on Tuesday this week?
Yep! It was POURING. I almost didn't drive over to the derby course because I thought for sure they would not hold the even in the rain. We even saw lightening and heard thunder! But my boys were sad when it was cancelled the first time, so I didn't want to miss it if by chance they did have the derby.
And wouldn't you know it, those crazies did hold the soapbox derby in the rain!
We sat in the van for a while, waiting to see if they were really going to go through with it. I was just about ready to leave when we saw a couple of cars coming down the hill.
So we went outside in the rain to watch. Good thing we brought an umbrella and wore our rain jackets!
My boys still had a great time watching the fun and funky derby cars go down the hill. My seven-year-old is convinced that he needs to build a car so that next year he can compete in the derby!
Here is the car that Jonah liked the most. Doesn't it look speedy?
I guess we will have to see if Daddy has enough time to help Jonah build a cool, fast derby car. I was a little sad for the competitors because I know the event didn't turn out like they wanted it to. Hopefully next year they don't end up racing in the rain again!