Rolex, Part II

After having lunch, walking the park, and test driving a Range Rover though an intense obstacle course…we decided we were hungry again.

You can visit a festival and not have a corn dog before leaving (possibly a funnel cake and cotton candy too).

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Back to the food trucks we went!

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That deep fry smell always pulls you back in.

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One happy customer, right here… and look at that mustard artwork. Stunning.

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Hand that dog over!

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I don’t indulge in deep-fried, hot dogs often…but when I do…Oh yum!

We finished off our corn dog and headed around the lake for a scenic stroll back towards the stables and  Horse Park museum.

With a brief stop to check any and all social media, of course.

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On the way, we spotted this adorable nook, hidden away in the trees and in sync we said, “it’s a secret garden!”

..and time for some an impromptu photo session.

Let’s start with the Facebook Profile pic:

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The jumping because we are so happy to have found the secret garden pic:

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…and finally the “I’m not looking…just catch me in my natural state” pic:

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Enough of that nonsense…let’s find some horses!

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Come on over here and say “hi” little buddy. Aren’t mini horses the cutest?

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We made it back just in time for the Horse Park’s “Horses from Around the World” parade.

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After we got to get up-close and personal with this handsome fella.

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With our bellies full, our legs tired from walking, and our shoulders a little pink from too much time in the sun. We called it a day and headed home for an afternoon cat nap.

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Have you been to the Rolex Three day event? Are you into the events? Or do you prefer to just stroll the vendors and food like us? I hear there’s a whole tailgating thing that goes on as well!

 

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Rolex, Part I

As Keeneland ends, the Rolex Three Day event begins out at the Kentucky Horse Park. While I didn’t get to spend my entire weekend  at Rolex, I did get to venture around the grounds for the last day of the event and oh what a beautiful day it was!

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Oh you absolutely will pose under the Rolex clock for a photo…even if we have to drag you there!

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See…that’s better…This pose was much better than the “sorority pose” they were starting to go with.

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With the sun shining, the temperature rising, and flowers blooming…it was pure perfection here at the Horse Park.

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But first things first…FOOD!

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A sea of fair food vendors as far as the eye can see. How great is this old fashion soda pop truck? And you got your soda in tin mugs.

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It was a tough debate…Fish n’ Chips…Corn Dogs…Funnel Cakes…Pizza….oh the choices of delicious, deep fried goodness.

The winner: Fish and Chips with plenty for sharing!

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Once our bellies were full and the smell of the deep fryers were no longer tempting us, we made our way around the grounds. The Rolex stadium was full of fans with their Ooohs and Ahhhhs that could be heard around the park.

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Although we didn’t get tickets for the stadium, we could get up-close and personal as we watched the jumpers practicing.

Just don’t get in the way of the horses crossing the road.

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I’m not sure that there is an animal more magnificent than the horse. Their leaps are effortless. I seriously could watch them for hours.

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But just around the corner,  was something super enticing. The Land Rover obstacle course.

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This was right up my alley! I mean, I have to make my husband proud and show off my mean, off-roading driving skills.

As we signed our “waivers,” we laughed hysterically as the attendants asked, “You guys are all over 21, right?” {insert a hysterical bahahaha here}

Rolex22I assumed we’d all be fighting over who would drive…or just taking separate vehicles…but my two companions both quickly said “You’re it!”

In we climbed and off we went.

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It was by far, one of the funnest things I’ve done. I’m super impressed by the Range Rover I drove…you can let off the brake as you head a straight-down, scare-the-crap-out-of you muddy hill and it will take control and guide you down safely. I even asked the driving instructor, “Are you sure?!” as I gently let off the brake.

Honey, can I have one??

I was in full fledged tourist mode…meaning I took too many photos to share in one post. So stay tuned for a secret garden, an improve photo session, and more fair food.

 

 

 

No.7 + LeDeauville

Monday night, the Mister and I celebrated seven years of marriage. Wow!  It seems like it was just yesterday that we had our first kiss on the teeter totter in Woodland Park (classy, I know!). Our only stipulation for a celebratory dinner was to eat somewhere we’ve never eaten. For this occassion it was a toss up between Coles and LeDeauville. Both have been on our “eat somewhere a little more fancy” list and we had yet to visit either.

Both restaurants have stellar reviews on yelp (we love yelp!) but LeDeauville has such an amazing atmosphere with the open french doors and side walk patio seating. We practically live on North Limestone (usually at The Jax or Limestone Blue) and figured LaDeauville needed to be knocked off our NoLi list.

Off to LeDeauville we went!

See what I mean about the open doors, patio seating…ahhh I’m in head over heels in love with the vibe here!

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Well, hello there handsome!

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The mister always starts off his evening with an Old Fashioned…preferably with Woodford.

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For me, a good ol’ glass of wine!

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To start off dinner, a big ol’ cheesy topped bowl of french onion soup.

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PS…Don’t leave your phone or camera unattended around this guy…or you’ll get some surprise photos like this! And then you get to post them for revenge (hehe…evil wife laugh!)

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Now…back to food…yum!

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For her: The shrimp with a creamy sauce (pasta special)…and it was so delicious!

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For Him: Seafood Risotto which he described as “amazing!”

 

 

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We opted to not have dessert, even though the crepes from the table behind us looked amazing. We did, however sit leisurely on the patio just enjoying one anther’s company…something we don’t get to do often with how busy life can get.

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How romantic is LeDeauville after dark? Can we please stay, have more wine, and feed each other dessert?

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Instead of doing just that…we headed off down 2nd street to our car. All while talking about how we wished we lived downtown. If we did live downtown, we’d head home and grab out dogs for a late night stroll through the city.

I literally couldn’t have been a more perfect night! Happy anniversary Husband!