Getting lucky in Kentucky

On Saturday morning, after a really sketchy hotel breakfast, we got all dressed up for the day’s biggest attraction, Keenland. Keenland is held through the entire month of October, and we had timed it to hit up the races on opening day. The drive from UK campus is only about 10 or 15 minutes, and again, the scenery is mind boggling.

We stood in bumper to bumper traffic on our way to the parking lot, but once we got there, we were quickly to our seats. The grounds of Keenland are….*am I becoming a broken record yet?*….goregous. I just couldn’t get over the sweeping views of red, yellow, and oranges. We all loaded up on some mimosa’s and put in our bets for the first two races.

None of us were big winners, but we all got into it. It’s a really great way to spend a gorgeous fall day.

After the races we got Nellie all stocked up on groceries at Kroger, and then headed back to the hotel to freshen up for the night.

We lived it up like college students though. Pitchers of beers, non-stop nachos, wings, burgers, and sweet potato fries with this TDF marshmallow dipping sauce.

After dinner, we took all the youngin’s back to the hotel to pregame and play a few drinking games.

Nellie has seriously the best group of girlfriends and I couldn’t be happier with the way her college life seems to be turning out.

On Sunday, our flight which was supposed to leave at 10, didn’t take off until 3…so that was quite obnoxious, but we tried to make the best of it (after I spent the first hour bitching and complaining.).

Being delayed is a very humbling experience, because there aint a damn thing you can do about it.

*read humbling = my biggest pet peeve in the freaking world. 


  1. ah i know what you mean, I hate delays! Sounds like such a fun weekend!!!