It has been raining on and off in Kentucky this morning and early afternoon, losing some of the mugginess (is that a word?) and the heat that has been so intense since we began our journey. Very pleasant outdoors now. Have I mentioned the green out here? The hundreds of shades of green from the yellow green all the way up to such a dark green, you would swear that it is almost black.
Seriously, did you think that I would be in Louisville Kentucky and NOT see Churchill Downs? I am a Kentucky Derby enthusiast – some might say fanatic. The television goes on at 8a.m. on Derby Day. Commercials are filled with housework and the rest of the time I am listening to interviews, scanning the fancy hats and picking my horse to win and go forth to dominate the Triple Crown. I do not know all of the history of the horses, but am familiar with a lot of the players in this short story every May known as the Kentucky Derby. I sing the theme song with them – loudly. I revel in the victory of the jockey and the horse. And, as quickly as the gates are opened, the race is over. As they say, the most exciting 2 minutes of sports. And I was there. Sort of.
On our way to Afton, Oklahoma!