What a great way to spend a Friday ( I used my one and only personal day from work to spend the day at Keeneland).
This is exactly what I needed after a long week of testing ( 4th grade took the State Test this week). The students worked hard and I could only walk around the room and watch with anxiety:-) It is hard to be a coach all year to these kids .....to only pull out of the game in the championship!! I can't be their coach but I do try to motivate them and cheer them on! I was exhausted from all the NON-teaching this week so Michael had a wonderful idea to go to Keeneland.
I went to buy me a dress because I had nothing to wear (just a joke--I love buying new dresses and this just gave me a reason). It was fun choosing a dress for Keeneland ( I know it is not the Derby but people still dress up and I am one that loves to dress for the occasion).
The race track was packed so I was thankful that there were shuttles to transport us to the entrance. I did not want to walk in the heels that I wore:-( (the only minus about my shoes-comfort).
My friend Susan came along because Michael would be talking to a few work colleagues ( she could keep me company while he was "working").
The day started off a bit chilly but turned into a beautiful day. Michael won on a long shot which paid for our day out--YAY!!
|I am such a BIG better!! A whole $6.00 and I did win about three extra dollars on this horse!! WHOOOEEE:-)|
|Those great shoes are being carried on our long walk back--where was the shuttle when you needed it?|
|The jockey was in a heated conversation about the race. I don't think his horse placed.|
|Michael and I had a nice, relaxing time together--what a fun day.|
|Susan and I chatting about our losses so far in the day. Michael was such a sport--making our bets before each race.|