Prepping For The Kentucky Derby

Yesterday, I received a text which read,

“I just finished polishing the mint julep cups.”


Just like *that* I was SO excited about the Kentucky Derby.

I texted back and asked, “There is such a thing as mint julep cups?”

(Yes there are!  Apparently, they’re silver and need polishing!)

Mind you, I don’t LIKE mint juleps because they’re made with bourbon.

But, I was instantly very excited anyway.

I’m pretty sure everything in Kentucky is made with bourbon.

Bourbon candy, bourbon pie, bourbon glazes on main courses ….

Maybe I’ll learn to like bourbon while I’m there?

Did you know the Derby race is only two minutes long?

I’ve been discussing a Derby trip with my Kentucky friends for a couple years.

We got serious about our discussions over a year ago.

(They have gone above and beyond making all the arrangements for this trip.)

A year of discussions, and planning, and arrangements … for a two minute race!

Of course, there will be a lot more to my visit than *just* the two minute race.

My big, purple, hat is already in Kentucky waiting for me.

I cannot wait to see all the ladies with their hats.

(I’m going to pretend to be a lady myself!)

I don’t have a press pass since this is not a working trip.

No press pass means I’m not allowed to bring my camera into the race.

But, you can bet I’ll be snapping iPhone photos whenever I can.

I will have my camera with me for my other Kentucky adventures, however.


I’m getting so excited for a new adventure!

8 Responses to “Prepping For The Kentucky Derby”

  1. Judi

    It’s not “only” two minutes — it’s “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports!” At least, that’s what the announcers say every year on TV. We have almost no interest in horse racing, but we watch the Derby every year, and I really love the movie Secretariat. This year I’ll be looking for a purple hat in the crowd!

    • Suzanne

      Yes – it will be very exciting!
      I will probably bet one whole dollar and be screaming like crazy for “my” horse!
      : )

  2. Missy Stalcup

    Have a wonderful time. I am sure the entire experience will be so much fun, especially since you are sharing it with your daughter.

    • Suzanne

      Thank you!
      My daughter and oldest son will both be there.
      My youngest son can’t come because he will be enduring college finals!

  3. Julie J

    Have a great time and I as well will be looking for a blonde in a purple hat among the crowd!!

    • Suzanne

      I will be the crazy blond woman screaming like crazy over my one dollar bet on a horse!
      : )

  4. Michelle

    But, does the Kentucky Derby stop the nation? The Melbourne Cup, also runs for two minutes, gives the nation a public holiday! 🙂

    Have a great time in Kentucky. I look forward to seeing your adventures.


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