Friday, August 28, 2009

A Day At The Races

As much as I'd like to indulge in dreams of Autumn, I am quickly brought back to earth by this heat wave we're having.  It's currently 89 degrees, and when you don't have air conditioning you feel it.  Really, I can't complain when I think of how much warmer the temps are just a few miles inland.  I guess we were overdue, since it was a pretty mild Summer thus far with temps mostly in the low 70s.

Yesterday I joined my husband, Jess, on his work's away day at the Del Mar Racetrack.  Even though I don't have much interest in horse racing, and even less in gambling, I figured it would still be interesting to see what it's all about it.  Besides, who turns down a free lunch?  Well, it turned out to be a mildly interesting affair, but the heat, along with the beaming rays from the sun, was draining.  It wasn't long before I was ready to hightail it out of there.

Still, I couldn't help but feel the rush when a race would begin and you'd hear everyone cheering for their favorite horse to cross the finish line.  Even I picked my own favorites, despite not having put any money down.  Good thing I didn't too, as none of my horses won!  The whole day did serve as a good reminder though...better get some Summer activities in while there is still time.  If you're always looking ahead you'll never enjoy the moment.


Kristin said...

OK, it works! The races look a little interesting. Not something for me either. In fact, there is a car race-track about 3 or so miles from here and I can hear them revving in the distance -- NASCAR-type stuff is big in Redneck Country! LOL

Jakki said...

I think what makes horse racing particularly dull is that there is a half hour between races and they're over so fast! Also, the pavilion we were in didn't have the greatest view and I couldn't even hear the announcer! I enjoyed it a little more when we went up into the stands.