Wednesday, June 2, 2010

No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard

We had a great and busy Memorial Day weekend here in St. Louis and on our little trip to Louisville, Kentucky.

Nick's mom and dad stopped in for two nights on their way back from Florida. I took them to Schafly on Saturday for the World Porksteak Championship. Needless to say, it was delicious! Then we headed out to Nick's club because they wanted to try out some new golf stuff. They practiced, I relaxed in the Adirondack Chairs on the driving range! That night we enjoyed dinner together on The Hill at Cunnetto House of Pasta.

On Sunday, they headed out and we left for Louisville. It was a rare day to have Nick off on Memorial Day so we took advantage of the time. We spent Monday at Churchill and got an awesome backstretch tour from horse trainer, Tom Amoss. We also had the chance to watch the horses saddled in the paddock and even stand in the winner's circle. Nick was in horse-heaven!

Tom Amoss' barn on the backstrech

Watching the morning workouts.

Race 4 winner (and Tom's horse!) Alicia's Pretty Boy.

In the winner's circle - fun!

With jockey Miguel Mena.

I wanted all of the hanging planters but did get to snag the centerpiece from our table!

With the famous Twin Spires.


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Looks like an awesome time!!! Gorgeous pics!

Jen said...

Love your Dress! I've always wanted to go to a horse race - but Fairmount seems too far away, and not really anything like a good derby race.

Angie said...

What did you think about Cunettos? It's nice isn't it! I've been to Oak Park horse races down in Hot Springs Arkansas. It was awesome!

Sarah said...

You look so cute! It was great meeting you and we will have to have (virgin) drinks with Heidi as soon as she is feeling better!

Kristen said...

looks like you had fun!!

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