Kentucky Oaks 2011

We had the incredible opportunity to go to the Kentucky Oaks this year. In the past six years that we have lived here we have never attended a horse race, but we have always wanted to and this year Stephen got tickets from work. For those non-Kentuckians,the Kentucky Oaks is the day before the Kentucky Derby and is when the fillies race. Our friends, Lee and Charity, and Stephen's co-worker and his wife, Kirk and Elise, shared a box with us. Our seats were about four boxes from the track and were right past the finish line so they were great seats. We didn't bet anything, but just enjoyed people watching and watching the races. The hats worn to the races were gorgeous and it was interesting to observe the many people around us who were either smoking, drinking, or betting. It wasn't something that I would pay to do again, but it was a great experience.