Speaking of hospitality – we had a great room at the Comfort Suites City Centre, which was just a few steps from Lucas Oil Stadium (the home of the Indianapolis Colts – woohoo!). I’m sure these rooms book up fast just because of the proximity when it comes to NFL or NBA games – and I can see why. Spotless and comfortable with a friendly staff. This was a great place to stay!
They also have a handy little room off the front desk for snacks/drinks. They aren’t cheap (of course) but I have to say – it was nice not having to search for dollar bills to use in a vending machine when I wanted that 8am Coca-Cola!
But off to breakfast we went, the folks at Le Peep provided us a gift certificate for breakfast (thanks much!). We had a long touristy day ahead of us and needed sustenance. Le Peep is much like First Watch – breakfast & lunch – lots of options ranging from artery clogging to healthy. Le Peep has six locations around Indy – we went to the downtown spot near our hotel. (Everything is downtown in Indy – it’s so awesome!)
You couldn’t take pictures on the Factory Tour – but we did take some pics of the cars sitting out in the open area. If you’re into Indy Car or racing – it’s probably more interesting. We took a quick buzz around. Larry ooh’d and ahh’d at the big motor they had on display. This was a pretty cool car – it would be fun to drive that!
Larry got into the fun as well. In the main front area there are a couple of interactive areas for kids – but he’s just a big kid anyway – right?! He hopped in and took a spin. It is NOT easy getting in and out of those – I didn’t even try…here. (later…different story)
The Factory Tour is top-secret – so no photos at all. It was okay – but they weren’t really doing much and it’s really small – so there just isn’t much to see. Again – if you’re a race fan – you might enjoy it.
After that we went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame – unfortunately there was snow abound so we were not able to take the grounds tour around the track. (bummer) That said – we buzzed through the museum area.
How would you like to drive that? I loved seeing how the Indy Car has evolved over time! As long as there have been men – there’s been a need to race each other I guess. 🙂