Marshmallow Mondays


Visitor

We had a visitor this past weekend!  Ryan’s best friend from Pennsylvania, Tori, came to spend the weekend with us in Lexington.  As an avid horse racing fan, we were all excited for Tori’s arrival.

On Friday, we ordered some pizzas and hung out at the house.  It was really refreshing to have the company of such a close Pennsylvania friend and just share stories and laughs.  For some reason, Lily kept calling Tori “guy” all weekend because she couldn’t remember his name, so that alone made for quite a few giggles.

On Saturday, we ventured to The Kentucky Horse Park, so that Tori could meet some of the champion horses he’s followed over his years as a race fan.

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Our little horse-lover was so excited to be at the Horse Park.

Our little horse-lover was so excited to be at the Horse Park.

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Mr. Muscleman

Mr. Muscleman. Harness-Race Horse. Two time Breeder’s Crown Champion. First trotter to retire to The Hall of Champions.

Go For Gin

Go For Gin. 1994 Kentucky Derby Winner.

Da Hoss

Da Hoss. Only horse to win two Breeder’s Cup Races in non-consecutive years.

Funny Cide

Funny Cide. First Gelding to win the Kentucky Derby since 1929; Champion New York Horse of the Year 2003, 2004.

We also watched a presentation called “Horses of the World,” which featured various breeds.  After the show, Lily had the opportunity to meet some of these beautiful creatures up close and personal.

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That evening we watched Kentucky’s exciting victory over Wisconsin.  Go CATS!  I still don’t quite understand the couch burning celebration, but I will say that I’ve never seen such crazy, devoted fans.

The highlight of Tori’s visit was probably he and Ryan’s visit to Keeneland yesterday to watch the horses races.  Both came home with sunburned faces and slightly emptier pockets (some more than others), but overall they seemed to really enjoy themselves.  I believe Tori’s exact words were “it’s just as awesome as going to Vegas.”

Tori is heading back to PA today.  Thank you so much for making the long drive to see us, Tori!  You are welcome anytime, and we hope you enjoyed your stay in the Bluegrass.

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