Monday, August 29, 2011

And They're Off!

We had been tossing around the idea of taking a trip, so we finally boarded the Senior Shuttle and took a day trip down to Arlington Park.

It's a beautiful facility just west of Chicago.

You can go down by the paddocks and watch the grooms ready the horses for the race.

I was really impressed with the concern for the horses and how they ensured that they were kept cool after each race. And they watered the hot rubber track between each race.

We did a little betting and a little less winning, but it was a great time and we're sure going to go back.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nailed It

He makes it look so easy.

First place under all six judges.

That's our Mater, Mater, Sweet Pootater.