Around 5:30 we headed out to Churchill Downs for Opening Night of the Derby.
|the twin spires|
We had purchased general admission tickets and had no idea what to expect. Luckily, general admission means sit wherever you want, including front row by the finish! We claimed our awesome spot and loved every race. I couldn't believe how into it and excited everyone gets. We were yelling along with everyone else and having so much fun.
|walking the horses by before the race|
|coming into the finish|
|M loved mint juleps!|
Sunday morning we explored a little bit more of the area by driving through a giant old cemetery (it's listed as an attraction, I promise) and a big park. Overall we had a great trip. I loved seeing a new town by running through it and we are now both officially obsessed with horse racing. Maybe one day we'll make it to the actual Derby!