Derby Days

gold horseshoe against a wooden plaque

I love watching the races. And this weekend’s Kentucky Derby was no exception. Animal Kingdom ran an amazing race!

Usually in July, Eric and I go to Lonestar Park for a day at the races. It’s so much fun, but OMG it’s so hot to stand outside and watch. We usually watch from the air conditioned box for most of the races. I just wish I had a hat to wear!

My mom and I share a love of the races. She’s usually the one to remind me when one is coming up. And since I was talking about books and book club yesterday, one of the books we read for book club was A Day at the Races. We tied that book into a George Stubbs exhibit that included the famous Whistlejacket painting.

And when I finish reading a book, I always take it to my mom for her to read (this is the only flaw I see in my big Kindle plans). She loved A Year at the Races. I’ve since bought her Seabiscuit and a book on Secretariat.

One day I’d love to have a Derby party. To entertain with friends in a grand Southern tradition. What fun would that be? I guess it’s on my list with an Oscar watching party or when there’s another royal wedding, having a wedding watching party. I do love to entertain. I wish I did it more often!!

It was a good Wednesday walk. I was glad to find something racing related today!

2 thoughts on “Derby Days”

  1. Legallyblondemel

    Love that top photo & going to the races!

    I’m with you on the Derby party idea; the Anonymous Husband & I talk about doing a Derby party every year, and every year we accidentally make other plans for that weekend. Let 2012 be the year of juleps & big hats here in Texas!

  2. Andie @ CanYouStayForDinner

    One day when you have a derby party, can I please come? I swear I’ll bring dinner and dessert. And also, walking is my favorite activity 🙂

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *