Thursday, August 8, 2013

Off to the Races!

Last weekend we took our yearly trip to Shakopee to watch the horse races.  We have been doing this every year since 2004 (except for the summer we spent in Wyoming).  The kids love it!  Their favorite place to watch is down on the ground at the finish line.  Their heads are about ground level so they can watch the horses come running across the finish line. 

Zeke was really excited when we got to the races and saw that they had a Buffalo Wild Wings vending cart.  He enjoyed his wings while he waited for the races to start!
Friday night after we watched a couple of races we went to the backside of the tracks to the barns.  We got to see all the horses that our friends, the Michaels' own and race this year.  One of the horses would smile when you blew on his face.  The kids thought it was really funny!

We swam in the hotel and did some school shopping in between everything else.  Saturday morning we went miniature golfing.  It was the first time for most of the kids.  They seemed to really have fun.  We had a few end up in the sand trap...

Zeke thought he was the winner because he scored the most points!  Unfortunately golf doesn't work the way the other sports do :)

That afternoon we went back to the races and then headed home.  We love getting to go to the races every year.  Michael and Dillon especially love the horses and could be with them all day.  It was nice to have a little getaway before summer ends and school starts up again.


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