We happen to be in Bay City during a major event, the River Roar. This is an outboard motorboat race, where boats that can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in 3 seconds and top 130 mph circle a tight 1-mile course on the 700-ft wide Saginaw River. Mom has an invite to a dockside party with front row seats for the race.
It’s a bit windy, making an already challenging course really choppy and difficult. Eventually a race gets underway, but is held up when the wind catches a boat and sends it flipping through the air right in front of us. I’ve never watched anything remotely like this.