They sell shirts at the airport that say that. They are awesome.
I really hope you guys aren’t bored by Kentucky recap. Because here are some more highlights…
- After I got on a plane smaller than my car, I was hoping we’d take off quickly so I could go to sleep. However, there was a really annoying couple who were seated apart and kept getting up to give things to each other. The flight attendant was getting really testy because we could not leave the gate until everyone was seated. When she finally lost her patience she came on the intercom and said “If you do not sit down I will turn this plane around!” It was awesome…and the people finally sat down and didn’t get up again.
- As Allyson and I drove through the middle of nowhere on our way to a vineyard, I was telling her a story and I was distracted by the sight on the side of the road. In the middle of a sentence about something completely different, I looked up and said “Oh look…a yard full of chickens.” Allyson found my surprise very amusing.
- The Kentucky Wildcats mascot changes clothes more times during a game than Cher does at a concert in Las Vegas.
- While we thoroughly enjoyed our day at the races, we lost almost every bet we made…in quite spectacular fashion. I’m not even kidding…our horses were dead last every time.
- As we were boarding the shuttle to go back to our car at the race track, we ended up standing in line with a bunch of really loud, rowdy women. Allyson, in a wide brim hat, sunglasses and pearls, turned to me and said “I hate the public”. It was a pure diva moment…and I loved it. It was also very true!
- If you make a comment about horses having ADD as a jockey is passing you, that jockey will hate you with the fire of a thousand suns. And when he loses the race…he will stare you down and let you know it. Ask Hutch…she will tell you all about it.
- Bourbon is nasty. It burns all the way down and long after it’s actually been swallowed. Don’t drink it.
- We went to Churchill Downs, but didn’t have time to take the tour before we had to head for the airport…so we asked nicely and the guy selling the tour tickets told us where there was an open door that we could sneak through to take a look around. We managed to go out to the stands and take some photos and we were sneaking back out when someone asked us if we needed any help. We thought we were busted…you know, since we weren’t supposed to be there. But no…not even. Instead of throwing us out…he offered to give us a private tour! Sadly, we didn’t have time, but I thought it was so nice. People in Kentucky are really awesome.
- Ally’s friend suggested we hang out at the Elk’s Lodge one night and when Ally agreed, I thought she was nuts. I was seriously dreading it. However, I turned out to be completely wrong and it ended up being really fun. We met a ton of nice people and we paid a total of $5 for drinks…for four of us.
- I learned that the phrase “that’s what she said” can be used in almost any conversation and no matter how many times you say it in one weekend, it never gets old and it’s never not funny.
I know there are so many things that I’m forgetting. We packed so much stuff into four and a half days and it was so much fun. Thank you, ladies, for a great weekend!!!