We got lucky in that we are staying with a friend of Nick's so we will be saving a lot of money since most of the hotels were already sold out or over $300 a night. Even Days Inn was $200. Days Inn! We will definitely be taking them out to a nice dinner and Nick offered to buy them a gun. It's Texas. They like their guns.
For now I'm just excited. I knew that he would love the gift and I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw on the F1 site that it was feasible. Originally, I had wanted to get him Evo racing school lessons at Sears Point, but once this idea was in my head, it totally trumped the racing lessons. When I told my mom about my idea her response was, "Will he remember this as his wedding gift 30 years from now?" My response back was, "Yes. He said that if we go to Monaco on our honeymoon he will get down on the ground and kiss it. He stays up in the middle of the night to watch these races. Yup, he'll remember it in 30 years." I figured since the track is literally being built as I write this that if he does want to kiss the ground then it will be a little bit cleaner than Monaco. Though I have no doubt that if we do somehow make it out to Monaco for our honeymoon that he will kiss it anyway. And I have to kiss those lips! Yuck!
After everything had 100% sunk in and he was done looking for rental cars and I was watching backlogged episodes of Army Wives, Nick said, "You win. There's no way that I can possibly top this gift. This is like me being able to bring you to the real Hogwarts. This must have been how you felt when I proposed." Mission accomplished.