Monday, May 6, 2013

CLE Heads to the Kentucky Derby

Wow, what a weekend! My good friend, "A", is getting married in September, and this weekend 20 girls headed to Louisville for her bacherlorette party.
We partied it up in downtown Louisville on Friday night, and then headed to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
It poured rain for the first six hours. We were in the infield, with no cover from the rain, but we made the best of it and still had a blast walking around all day.
I was anticipating mud, but not MUD.
This doesn't even picture the worst of it. Two days later, three showers, lots of scrubbing and soaking...and I think I still have mud on my feet.

But the heavens parted about a half hour before the official race, and we were able to make our way over to the fence. Our first sighting of horses all day! Truly, attending on the infield feels just like any fun field party...just with fancier hats.
We immediately hightailed it back to our party bus after the race, and then crashed at the hotel for the rest of the evening. It was a weekend that I will never forget. Many of us were able to cross one thing off of our bucket list, and I think that the bride-to-be had a great time. But, it feels darn good to be home in Cleveland!

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? I see an annual watch party in our future. With hats, lots of hats.


Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

Looks like such a fun time! Sometimes the rain adds to the memories :).

Bite Buff said...

Agreed! We'll never forget it, and the rain certainly played a big part in that. Always have to make the best of any situation!

Anonymous said...

I was there as well...great time in the rain though it got a little old after the 10th hour (got to the track at 830) and we were also in the infield.

Your pictures look great but missing one thing; were are all the mint juleps???

Bite Buff said...

Ha! Don't worry, we had some. But not very good ones.

Unknown said...

HA! I got the Bite Buff "bump!" So excited!!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

I think the mint juleps were in your bellies :)

What a great bachelorette party trip! The Derby is on my bucket list - no matter what the weather, it's always an experience.