We really packed in a lot of fun in our Thanksgiving weekend. After Wicked and Thanksgiving itself, we spent the rest of the weekend out and about in Louisville. Our first stop on Friday was Churchill Downs. My grandparents used to go to the Arkansas Derby every year and my grandpa was a huge fan of American Pharaoh after seeing him win the Arkansas Derby. As you may know, my grandpa died the week before the Kentucky Derby and before he died, he mailed me $5 to put down on American Pharaoh to win the Derby. As luck would have it, American Pharaoh is now a Triple Crown (or really, a Grand Slam) horse. We thought it’d be fun to take the family to Churchill Downs for an afternoon of racing, but also to see American Pharaoh’s Triple Crown sign in the Paddock area. Here are some pics of our afternoon at the track:
(We missed you, Brendan!!)
After betting on real horses all day, we came back to our house, ordered pizza and played the horse game. Our friends Danny & Sara came over and as usual, my parents took all of our money and won. They win every time, I swear!
On Saturday, we did the Four Roses Warehouse & Bottling Facility tour. Last year, I took them to the Distillery, so I figured they should see the other side of things. I mean, when in Rome, you drink bourbon!
That night we went to El Torazo and played Catch Phrase back at our house. I got my puppy snuggles in with Nala girl, my family’s dog.
When the 2015-2016 NFL season schedule was released, we decided we wanted to go to the Rams vs. Bengals game, and more specifically, take my grandma. My grandparents were season ticket holders of football ever since football existed in St. Louis, even back when the Cardinals football team was in town. This year was their very first year of not having season tickets, so we really wanted my grandma to see a game and we thought it’d be fun to go up to Cincinnati for it since we live so close. Unfortunately, the game did not turn out the way we wanted (Kevin and his mom were happy), but the experience is all that matters!
Thanksgiving 2015, that’s a wrap!