so, it was finally game time, the big show, the kentucky friggin' derby.
the bad news was that it was supposed to (AND DID) rain the whole day, the good news was that we knew this, planned for it, and had an excellent outlook on the whole thing.
rain wasn't going to ruin our derby experience, hell no.
i could go on and on about how we started "tailgating" at 9:30am before heading into churchill downs under a bridal shop awning, or how the mud was so thick even our rain boots got stuck, or how we all ate foot long sausages, or about the ungodly amount of mint juleps i drank, or how muffin got hit in the face with a blow up donkey, or how court passed out in a chair around 3pm.
the stories are endless, so i think the best idea is to just show you our experience in video and pics - ENJOY.
to kick it all off check out this video which includes balls being kicked, preachers saying we are all going to burn in hell, USA chants, mud wrestling (both male AND female), fish hooks, dance parties and the F word at least once, FYI.
this video is completely ridiculous, right?!?! out. of. control.
kate going to hangout with one of the many preachers outside of churchill downs who were telling us we were all going to burn in hell. it was odd.
some of the ladies with matching orange jumpsuit horse hat wearing people, please note beaver petting the dude's horse head.
we found muffin's hat twin outside of the track, little did we think her hat twin would be a man holding an orange
my rain boots chilling in the mud - thankfully they are really the only thing that got muddy on me, unlike the woman below...
and to think this is only a small fraction of the pictures i took... GOOD TIMES.
the biggest question i keep getting from people is if i would go to the derby again, and i don't even have to think twice before i say yes. i do really want to experience the derby in the grandstand all dolled up with heels, a hat and a nice dress though - next time.
today's the final day to enter to win two tickets to the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party as i'll be choosing the winner tonight to post on the plum tomorrow. simply comment on this post with the name of the restaurant you're most interested in trying out at the party to win... good luck!