In the Spring of 2005 my brother Josh and I went to the Kentucky Derby with my cousin Amy and her husband Scott. Scott and Amy were living in Kentucky at the time while Scott was working for Ford which is how we got the tickets for the Derby.
It was so fun to get dressed up and to a wear a big hat. I now own a big hat if you ever need one. I have yet to have another occasion to wear it. There are two areas of the Kentucky Derby. The area we were in had a big tent with catered food and tables for us to sit and relax between races. Everyone was dressed to the nines. We had our own viewing area of the track and betting area (which of course was the most fun part!)
Over on the side of us were the ... how do I say this ... the less fortunate people. They were there with their coolers and folding chairs. They were NOT wearing fancy hats and heels! When you got to close to the fence that separated the two groups the 'others' would start chanting, "rich people suck!" It was very funny!
The horse races were very exciting. I had never been nor since been into horse racing but thoroughly enjoyed it while I was there. I kind of felt like I was in a movie. It was a very fun day and a once in a life time experience!
Thanks again Amy and Scott!