Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Weekend at the Races!

We just got back from our annual trip to the horse races.  We love going every year.  It's something that we look forward to every summer.  This time we got to bring a couple of Justins.  Dillon brought his friend, Justin and Maddi brought her "friend", Justin.  Everyone seemed to have a fun time.

We went to the races Saturday afternoon. Once the races were over we went to our hotel and swam.  The pool was small, but they all had fun.

 Before going to bed that night, Zeke had to make sure that all his animals had a soft place to sleep.  He even gave up his big pillow for his zebra and took a little pillow for himself.  It was pretty cute.
The next day we went to Cascade Bay in Eagan to swim and play miniature golf. The kids all had fun there going down the slides, floating in the lazy river and playing a round of golf.

After swimming, we went back to the races.  Our friends who had some horses running that day met us there.  We got to go into the saddling area and meet the jockey and watch him get on the horse before going out onto the track.  We watched some of the races down by the finish line.  The boys all picked their horses before the race and then kept track of who won and how many points they got for finishing.  I think Zeke won both days.  It was fun to listen to them talk, compete and yell for their horses!

After the races, they did a big fireworks show.  It was really neat to watch.  Monday morning we headed back home.  The kids were pretty worn out.  This morning everyone was pretty slow moving!

I love going every year, spending time together and watching the horses.  Makes me miss the horses and the horse life... So glad we still get to go and be a part of it every summer.

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