A week with the ponies.

Vacations around our house are generally built around seeing family and friends.  Lucky for us, we have people all over to go and visit.  Hubby grew up near Albany, NY and a summer tradition has always been going to Saratoga for horse racing.  His friend has sat in the same spot for over 15 years, talk about dedication.

A day at the track is just that, a full day.  We bring food, drinks and of course I brough my own entertainment.  Yes, I was hand embroidering while watching horse racing.  It definetly get me calm and focused, helping my betting strategy.

During the down times I did take some pictures for my grandma.  She has a love of horses and would always bet on the gray horse.  Isn’t the best strategy, but works for her.  I went to visit her on Friday to deliver the pictures.  She was too tired and slept the entire time I was there.  Broke my heart, but she’s almost 98, so it’s expected.

just beautiful

The week started off slow and lots of embroidery was done since I was not on my betting game.  The last day at the track was a big one.  We made up for the entire week’s loss in about 3 races.  Too bad we had to leave the next day.

hot walking before a race

Hubby found some wonderful prints that will hang in the basement once finished.  Overall it was a great week at THE SPA.  Can’t wait to return hopefully next summer.

have to carefully read over the program

Coming later this week…antiquing in upstate NY.

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