A basketball and Daytona 500 weekend

Macey Jones of the Buffloes moves in for a score against Glenvar last week.
Macey Jones of the Buffloes moves in for a score against Glenvar last week.

Temperature sitting on 57 degrees on this Saturday afternoon as I clean my cameras and get ready for the trip down Woolwine Mountain and on to U.S. 57 over to Stanleytown and into Collinsville and then Martinsville Middle School to photograph Floyd County High School’s Lady Buffaloes against Glenvar for the Conference 38/2A championship.

According to the National Weather Service, the thermometer will climb to at least 58 before heading out.  No freezing tonight with a projected low of 46.  High tommorrow: 60 with rain arriving in the afternoon.

Still too much snow and mud on our driveway to fire up the Harley and head out to the drier main roads.  Too much salt as well.

A better plan is a big tub of popcorn and a diet Dr. Pepper to sit down and watch the Daytona 700.  The race, for the first time in recent years, is a sell out of reserved seats and Amy and I have been there among the madness but it really is better to watch the race from our comfortable living room seats with on a high-def screen.

At least this race is on regular TV (Channel 27, Fox) and not one of the extra cost “sports” channels.

The weather forecast is now saying rain, not snow, for Tuesday and Wednesday and then moderate weather through the end of February with the possibility of snow showers to kick off March.

Next weekend should be clear maybe, maybe, the last of the previous snow melted.

Good luck Lady Buffaloes.  Our cameras will be clicking court side.

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