Spring is just around the corner and my allergies have kicked into high gear. I am in a perpetual state of almost sneezing. My nose will not stop running and my eyes are on fire. Ick.
Other than that, things have been fairly quiet. We've been watching and attending lots of basketball games and getting ready for more. Our high school boys' basketball team won the region and is headed for the state tourney. Our alma mater, Morehead State University, won the OVC Championship and is headed to the Big Dance, and DH's soon to be other alma mater, University of Kentucky, finally won on the road. FINALLY. It's been a good week!
Our anniversary is also this week. We've been married 4 years on Thursday. What a wild ride it's been. DH just called and said, "Do we have an anniversary in 2 days?" Um, yeah! This means it's time for our annual Melting Pot trip. YUM. Can't wait for this weekend - The Melting Pot, SEC tourney, and Selection Sunday.
Oct 14, 2010
You know it’s Fall when the horses start racing. Each spring and fall people FLOCK to Keeneland for the races. If you’ve never been to watch the ponies, I suggest you make a trip to the Bluegrass state during April or October, or both. Around here we wouldn’t miss it. It’s more than just horse races. It’s just plain fun.
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Although you don’t have to, most attendees dress up for the occasion. It’s the place to see and be seen. Then there’s the food, drink, and of course a little gambling. Aside from the seasonal races, Keeneland is also known for its horse sales. WOW is all I have to say about that. Have you ever seen a horse sell for millions of dollars? It’s incredible to watch these people bid on horses like it’s a cake auction for the local school.
More than likely you have seen Keeneland on the big screen. Recently, part of the new Disney film, Secretariat, was filmed there. Seabiscuit and Dreamer were also filmed there. It’s big news if a movie crew comes to town! Although, I must say no movie star will ever outshine a Kentucky Wildcat. I guarantee if you put George Clooney (who is also a Kentucky native) up against Coach Cal, Clooney wouldn’t even have a line for an autograph. LOL
Anyway, DH and I are making our way to Keeneland on Friday. I can’t wait! The weather is supposed to be perfect and we need a fun day out. Don’t worry, I’ll have pictures for you. Hopefully, we’ll come back with a few green backs in our pockets.