For several years I've been meaning to get down to the Del Mar Race Track in San Diego County. Just about everyone I know has gone to the races, and has reported back on how much fun they've had. For some reason, my plans have never come to fruition.
Because of that, I was absolutely THRILLED to receive an invitation from Del Mar Race Track to come down and join several San Diego Bloggers for a family day at the races.
My very first trip to the races!
This is a photo I took with my webcam as I was headed out the door:
The laundry basket in the background is a nice touch, don't you think?
I picked up my friend Nike and we began the drive towards Del Mar. I live about an hour north of San Diego so it was an easy drive. (Also? Nike and I can talk for hours and drive time makes for a great chance to get caught up!)
Here's a photo of Nike once we arrived at the track:
Nike took this photo of me shortly after we arrived:
Do you think having my hands on my hips hides their largeness?
The horses were so beautiful. They took my breath away.
I got to meet a lot of wonderful San Diego bloggers including my long-time Internet buddy, San Diego Momma.
Oh, and did I mention the actual races?
It was such a fun experience!
I only bet on two races. During one race I bet on Talktoomuch and won $4.00. In the next race I bet on Winsome Charm and won around $11.50. I know nothing about horse racing and I placed my bets based entirely on the horses names. I was SO excited to win even though it was only a small amount of money.
Nike and I drove back to Orange County and then stopped for a margarita and some ceviche for dinner.
Margaritas are their own separate food group, aren't they?
Well, if not, they ought to be.
I had such a good time, I'm really (!) looking forward to going back for another fun day at the race track soon.
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