|Daddy set up the sandbox while I was gone. Greeeeaaaaaaat.|
Derby day was also Cinco de Mayo so we started the day with some tasty Mexican food:
Actually we started the day with a 60 mile detour because even with a Garmin, 2 smart phones, a US atlas, and a map of Ohio and Kentucky my friend and I could not pay attention to stay on the right highway. So that happened...
Anyways! Finally we made it to the derby and parked at the first spot we could find. Which was about a mile away from Churchill Downs. So we got to walk past some local attractions on the way:
|I don't even know.|
Before finally making it to Churchill Downs:
By the time we got in we were all pretty hot, tired, and done. This helped:
|YES. So much YES.|
Before placing our bets. Sadly, I did not win anything. Although I though that betting on Daddy Noes Best for Matt would be a sure thing. Oh well. We did have a really decent view of the actual race this year:
And got to see a solid 3 or 4 seconds of the Most Exciting 2 Minutes In Sports:
|An actual horse running the actual Kentucky Derby.|
|The peak of the effects of the Juleps. Also someone I should never be unsupervised with. |
|Except for that guy, obviously.|
Including myself, actually. And a whole bunch of morons wore heels. Now I"m all for rocking some kick ass shoes but not when you have to walk a mile just to get to your standing-room-only location. That is also a field of grass. And mud. By the end of the day most of the heel clad idiots were walking around barefoot through piles of derby trash. Perfect way to get scabies! But I do find it interesting that women's fashion has moved so far to the formal.
The people watching was alot more epic than just morons in heels, though. Check out these guys:
We overheard that there were 28 of these dudes in the crazy outfits. All from Ireland. All of the outfits were handmade. What the what? We were fascinated:
|I seriously filled up my camera roll with about 15 pictures of these guys. It's possible I was drinking.|
What was really interesting was that these guys were getting ALOT of play. Seriously. Girls were falling over themselves to talk to them. And their pickup line? "Hey want to hang out with us?" HOW DOES THAT WORK? I really have alot of questions about the situation.
|Also stupid pictures of it.|
|So. Many. People.|
|Preferably for your bachelorette party. Because that's just an awesome plan.|
And we had the epic idea that next year we should have a Derby Murder Mystery Party. So that's going to happen.
|Very excited about the whole Derby thing.|