Greg and I enjoy attending the Hydroplane races every year when they come to Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda, New York.
We get there early to get a spot close to the water so we don’t miss any of the action! It was a beautiful morning!
Before the racing began, we purchased a pit ticket to take a look at all the boats. We were able to get close to the launching area where they place the boats into the water.
Below are a few pictures of the boats we saw as we walked through the pits.
Hydroplane racing is a lot of fun as there is a lot of power on the Niagara River! Below is a short video of the driver of Baby Doll. This driver is 74-year old Mario V Maraldo and Baby Doll is part of the Grand Prix class. It is a very powerful class and is my favorite! They are why hydroplane racing is called “Thunder on Niagara” because they are the thunder! Unfortunately this year only two grand prix were able to attend. They did an exhibition for no points. The one driver broke down on the river – so Mario finished by himself!
Below is a video of another class with several boats competing. You can get a decent feel for the speeds of these boats and the rooster tails they produce! It is incredible to attend these races live! If you do attend an event, get there early to get a good seat by the water. Use plenty of sun tan lotion; bring a hat and other protective clothing as you can get pretty bad sunburn when you are that close to the water!
Not only do we enjoy attending outdoor events, we enjoy trying different types of sandwiches on the weekends. One that is enjoyable is a Turkey Salad Spinach Wrap!
I like to use the following ingredients for the salad mixture
2-slices Smoked Turkey, thinly sliced and chopped
2 tbsp Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese or your favorite cheese
1 Small Vine-ripe tomatoes, diced
2 Turkey Bacon, crumbled
1 tbsp Light or No Fat Ranch Dressing
1 tbsp Red onion
Ingredients to assemble the wrap
Light Spinach Flatbread or burrito wrap
A handful of Baby Spinach
I like to prep all my ingredients before I mix together. If I am going to make this recipe for a few days, I will prep the ingredients to last a few days. It saves me a lot of time!
Mix together all ingredients for the salad. Place a few pieces of baby spinach on your wrap. I tend to use wraps since it controls my calories. You could use a burrito if you want to make a larger wrap.
Place your turkey mixture on your wrap. Keep the mixture from the sides otherwise it will spill out when you form it into your sandwich wrap. Roll the left side over.
Fold the left end part of the wrap up on top of your first fold.
Fold the last side on top.
I do use small wrap to control calories – as long as you do not overfill it, you will be able to fold it and it will stay together when you eat it. I like to serve my Turkey Salad Spinach Wrap with fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy!