I went to college at Washington State University (GO COUGS!). I passed the town of Lind, WA each time I made the trip from WSU (in Pullman) to my hometown of Kennewick. One of the landmarks on the trip was a sign outside of Lind that said “Lind, WA: Home of the Combine Derby!”. I always wanted to go and check it out.
Fast forward to May 2009: I was sitting with a group of new friends in a Seattle restaurant sipping margaritas and chatting about the crazy things that happen in college. For some reason, that Combine Derby sign came up in conversation. My friend Suz looked at me and said, “I grew up in Lind. My parents have a farm there. Let’s do a girls trip to the Combine Derby this year!” Oh, I was in.