Thursday, May 1, 2008

Derby Week

This is a big time in Louisville. We have different Derby Festival events everyday culminating in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Yesterday was Lily day, so I drove downtown and took Lily into Lisa's office to show her off. Afterwards, we went to the Waterfront Park and watched the Great Steamboat Race. It is not a very fast race (takes over and hour) but it is special to see the old steamboats running up and down the Ohio River. This afternoon is the Derby parade with big balloons and all the other works - Lisa is not taking Lily this year, but probably will start taking her next year. Tomorrow is the Kentucky Oaks Race Day. This typically was where the Louisvillians made it to the track as the Derby is usually for out of towners. However, the Oaks has become another big tourist event, so not many Louisvillians get to go to that either.

Saturday, Bill and I are going to my SIL's house for breakfast before we head to the track. We will be at the track from about 10 - 11 until probably 8 in the evening. There are 10 races with 45 minutes in between each race. With 100,000+ people at the track that day they have to allow extra time for betting!!

Last weekend we went camping with our good old friends. It was chilly, but that made it great to sit around the campfire. It is amazing how nice it is just to sit and chat with old friends for a couple of days. Of course, the food is always coming and tasting great outside!! LOL

Stitching has taken a back seat with all of the other festivities, but I am hoping to get back to it next week. I want to finish the April SAL with SanMan, and the first section of the Spanish Mystery Sampler. When I do, I will post pictures!

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