It’s Race Day in Miami!

March 24, 2023


The following is an excerpt from one of our residents Lefty!


In June, 2022 Patty and I moved to Moorings Park Grande Lake lured by the concept of “Successful Aging”.

Screen Shot 2023-03-24 at 9.34.53 AMThey looked me over and recommended I make a “few” changes to be successful in this endeavor. So far that has meant changing what I eat, how much I “can’t” drink, the method and goals of exercising and figuring how to expand my brain synapses. That seemed to be working well and I was promoted to the “Wanderlust” section. So far that has meant leaping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet and driving over 120 mph on the Homestead Speedway. Welcome to Moorings Park and “Successful Aging”.


Race Track

Yep, that’s me at 80 years old behind the steering wheel with my instructor Bryan, riding shotgun. Notice the black face mask on his helmet. He assured me he could see the track. In the upper right hand corner you can see the track outline in yellow with the red dot representing the race car.

Here we are lining up to begin the individual three lap trials. The engining were roaring as the four ladies and eighteen men waited anxiously for the start. The track’s capacity is 46,000 and as least 10 people were there to watch the 22 Moorings Park residents vie for the coveted time trial. You probably already notices that this was a very late arriving crowd.

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Screen Shot 2023-03-24 at 10.33.47 AMIt was a nip and tuck time trial with the winner unknown until the announcement about an hour later. I thought it was fitting that a “Patrick” won on that Saint’s Day. The prize was a nice warm hug from the representative from Xtreme Xperience the company that manages the race days. I’m liking this Successful Aging” thing! It was certainly a CARPE DIEM day!

The MP team of managers there were “SIMPLY THE BEST”. They made sure the wandering herd didn’t get lost and shepherded us through the process plus fed us a great lunch. It was a good time for all and we hope to experience another adventure soon. By the way, we HIGHLY recommend this trip for the residents who did not participate. You’ll be glad you did.




PS: As readers of LEFTY’S JOURNALS know there is “Some Truth in Every Issue”. I’ll let you figure it out in this case. Hey, I was there!

Sincerely, Lefty

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