Saturday was the big Arkansas Derby Day! You guys know how much I love a good derby day...
Rich and I rode to Hot Springs with our friends Susie and Buckley. Of course, girls sat in the back while the guys sat in the front and discussed really important things. *Eye roll*
While we were on our way to Hot Springs, Susie and I were taking selfies to our friend Maggie who is in France right now. Major jealousy.
Unlike last year where the weather was COLD, this year had perfect weather for the derby!
As soon as we got to Oaklawn Racing we headed to the infield. It's fun to watch the horses run, there are so many people dressed up in all sorts of outfits, and it is just a great environment.
Because it was a beautiful spring day, we clearly wore our best spring colors and flowers.
Seriously, it was such a beautiful day to watch the ponies run!
After a few hours outside, it was time to head inside where we could sit down and watch the Derby race.
Now, for a different view of the ponies! Every year that I watch the Derby race inside I always win!
This year was no different! The two top horses were no point to bet on because there was nothing to win from them since the odds were so high.
I bet on horse 11 because I felt confident that there could be an upset. I was *partly* right because 11 came in second place and I had bet on him across the board! My $6 bet turned into $20 so I made $14. That's enough for a Chipotle salad with guacamole!
After the Derby race, we left and headed back to Little Rock. I was ready to get back and head to dinner because everything in Hot Springs was going to be packed.
On Easter Sunday I met my parents for lunch. Sunday afternoon Rich and I headed to Home Depot (cue his excitement!!) to pick up some necessities for the house. I also bought some flowers to plant in front of the yard and some basil and lavender for the patio. I'm basically a master gardener now.
Everything will get there in time!
What did YOU do this weekend???