Sunday, May 1, 2011

Opening Night at the Downs

I've not been to the races at Churchill Downs since middle school.  I decided that I wanted to go this year.  HH went to Derby several years ago, and was not excited because he spent all day standing staring at a screen.  I told him this would be different. 

I love my new maxi dress!  They are so comfortable, I wish I had one for every single day of spring and summer.  HH and I are standing on the red carpet for Opening Night.

Parmesan Garlic Fries...oh so yummy, but trying to get my protein in, I only ate a few.  I was disappointed to see that the Downs doesn't have any of the great local vendors we have like Kitzo Cookies or Graeter's Ice Cream.

Another photo op...

HH thought the chandeliers looked silly, so I made him pose by them.

Racing Bulletin

Betting our style....Trust me, I was horrible at picking.  I don't think I would have been a happy lady had we really ended up betting.

Where we are sitting today would easily cost $1800 on Derby day (next Saturday), and that is if you somehow got them at face value.  HH and I couldn't afford the parking cost on Derby, let alone the seats!  The view from our seats:

We had a great time.  I love hanging out with HH.


ChiTown Girl said...

OMG, this post made me miss you guys so much! And, it brought back AWESOME memories of my visit. Thanks, again, for showing me such a wonderful time while I was there.

Bandita Senorita said...

This looks super fun!