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Monday, May 3, 2010

Talk Derby to Me

I think the saying goes a little something like this, "You can take the girl out of the South but you can't take the South out of a girl."  For me there is one particular day out of the year that really makes me nostalgic for living in the South - the Kentucky Derby.  

This year we wouldn't be attending the Kentucky Derby so opted for the Denver Derby. According to the Web site:  It is "one of the area's biggest fund raising events, and what has become known as the second largest Derby Party in the USA."  We scored some last minute tickets through our friend Andy.  Yessss! 

I was in Cincinnati for a quick trip so jumped on the road at 3:30 a.m. for  my 6:00 a.m. flight out of Dayton through Atlanta in order to get back to Denver in time for the Derby festivities.  Needless to say it was an aggressive travel morning but worth the effort. :)
The Fellas Ready to Bet on Ponies

When we arrived along with the 3,000 other folks, we were very impressed with Denver's take on Derby. Everyone showed up dressed to impress with mint juleps in hand. 

In the main tent - enjoying the scene

I'll save you the play-by-play and share some more party pics!  
Packed House

Nick's New Friends Tying His Bow Tie

The Bow Tie Boys
Post-party on Gaylord Street with Walter

Denver did the Derby proud. I am bummed we won't be here for it next year. Maybe we'll have to come back? Perhaps or maybe we'll be back in Kentucky for the actual Derby.  We'll have to wait and see! 

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