Saturday, after the race, I got cleaned up all quick and drove over to Sue’s best friend’s house from childhood. She lives over in Highland Park, a pretty nice area of Dallas. And she happens to be married to a oil and gas guy that struck it big a few years back and is a 4 billionaire.
It was a great afternoon. Sue’s friend is still down to earth. It was refreshing. I’m not so sure I could be so real if I had all the opportunities presented by so much wealth.
And it is an incredible amount of wealth. It is 80 chunks of 50 million dollars. It is almost incomprehensible. But it’s not like they don’t spread it around. Sue’s friend built the new SPCA animal shelter here. And they give tons of money to lots of other charities, which they should.
After doing a tour of her home, we scooted over to downtown Dallas to have a snack on the penthouse of the Ritz Carlton. They bought the penthouse to house her husband’s western art collection. It is truly amazing.
I must of told her at least 3 times that I would never have an opportunity to be in a place so unbelievably nice. Everything was beyond top end. I’ve never seen door handles, or touched door handles, that were so perfect. I didn’t know they built door handles like that. And the art collection was unreal too, not that I know anything about western art. But it was everywhere.
Anyway, the penthouse has balconies on three sides. We went out on the side that faces Love Field and ate some leftovers and drank Shiner Bock, watching the Southwest Airlines planes land. It was great.
Sue is flying back to San Diego on Friday with them on their private jet. Bromont and I could tag along, flying back here on Monday. But since Peter enlightened in my last posts comment section, “I don’t have anything to do but ride my bike.” I guess I need to just skip this private jet trip to the West coast and go to Joe Martin to race my bike. It’s all I know how to do it seems.
Anyway, I have to pack up and drive back up to Kansas today, only to drive back to Arkansas tomorrow. Here are a few photos of the house and penthouse.