Friday, August 6, 2010

Off to the Buckeye State!



Happy Friday!!!! Me and my husband are heading to Ohio tomorrow morning to visit my grandparents! We haven't seen them since last Thanksgiving. We spent a couple days up there visiting with family and my husband went hunting with my cousin. It was a little bit of a different experience up there with all the snow and the freezing temperatures. He loves it though!











We will be going to Scioto Downs tomorrow night for the horse races and I am so excited. Instead of jockey racing, Scioto Downs has harness racing. It should be fun and interesting! :) I haven't been since I was a little girl. I don't really remember much about it except walking around with my grandpa and picking tickets up off the ground. Haha! I also remember going to see a few horses that my grandpa had.






My grandpa actually used to harness race when he was younger!! He has raced at Scioto Downs and tons of other tracks in Michigan and Ohio. He won first place in a few races. The horses he won with were named Tam-O-Shantor and Paul K. I just think that is so awesome! He is adorable because he is super proud of it and doesn't hesitate to tell you all about it. I wish y'all could come with me to listen to his stories!!! I will try to take some pictures of the pictures he has of him racing and posing with the horses so I can show y'all!








Doesn't that seem so much scarier than actually riding on the horse??? I wonder how often they crash em up?






What do y'all have planned for this weekend??





 

21 comments:

  1. Lots of pool time again for me! Hope you have a safe trip! Take lots of pics to share when you get back! :)

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  2. I'd love to go watch harness racing! Your Grandpa sounds like a character; I can't wait to see your photo's. Have a great time!

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  3. Friends in town this weekend, so lots of sightseeing! Have fun at the races!!!

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  4. Have fun at the races! Sounds like a great weekend you have planned. Nothing exciting for me, just relaxing!

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  5. Huh, I've never heard of that before! I love your grandpa and I haven't even met him ;) This is a tax free weekend in SC, so I'm going shopping!!

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  6. Have fun! The Buckeye State is such a great state...lol....

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  7. That sounds like fun! Have a great time. I only get to see my grandparents few times a year nowadays. I treasure every moment I get to spend with them, especially as they're getting older and more fragile.

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  8. Loved visiting Ohio when we lived in Lexington....have some Skyline Chili for me...I haven't had the real thing in years....but I have a Cincinnati Chili recipe, my kids think that's what "real chili" tastes like

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  9. Oooh how fun! You will be in my neck of the woods :) Your grandpa does just sound so sweet! You are sure to have a fantastic weekend!

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  10. so fun! I would love to hear your grandfather tell stories.

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  11. That is so much fun!! I love going to horse races. We went to Churchill downs last year and it was amazing!! Have a great trip!

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  12. That looks fun! I want to see pictures!

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  13. Happy trails, my friend! We'll miss each other by mere days and about 300 miles, we'll be in West Virginia to visit my grandparents! Have fun and snap lots of pics!

    Take care!

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  14. fun! I went to it last year, but this year I am doing wedding stuff so no time for ohio. Hope you have a fab time!

    xo

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  15. That's so cool. OHIO is where I live. If you have time, visit state fair this weekend. It's so fun. We're going there this weekend. The weather will be perfect for outdoor activities
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  16. Have fun! I've been there to visit colleges but that's it!!! I'm getting ready to go back to school this weekend!

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  17. I hope you have lots of fun! I have always wanted to go to a horse race. Happy weekend to you!

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  18. Harness racing is fun! I prefer flat track racing though. We don't have a track near where we live but I went to a few this past month with my grandparents. I tend to bet based on the name :-x Oh well! We compare it to my grandfather who (occasionally) bets based on the horses stats. I love it.

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