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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Derby Day

I spend most of my time, now that I am working from home, in yoga pants. So, everyone once in awhile it is fun to get dressed up. What better occasion than the Kentucky Derby?? We totally did it up this year- constructing our own fancy hats (mine perfectly matched my dress) and I even straightened my hair.

There were a few wine tastings going on in the Old Port, so we decided to hit those up first. It was pretty funny being the only people dressed up- we got a lot of funny looks. But then we headed to Brian Boru for their annual Derby Party, where it was strange not to be dressed up. They had a pet race out in the parking lot, which was a riot, a best dressed gentleman contest, a best ladies hat contest, a brass band, and of course betting on the horses. You could hardly tell you were in Main and not Kentucky, except for the fact that it was freezing! I should have worn a sweater.

My horse didn't win, but was a fabulous day all around.

Did you do anything for the derby??


  1. I love that you got all dressed up for the derby and it looks like you had a great time. I did not do anything special but pretty soon my town will be crazy for the preakness.

  2. How fun! I love that you guys dressed up! I was busy all day, so no Derby stuff for me, although I did ask (when I remembered late in the day) who won!