Opening Day at Del Mar!

Where the surf meets the turf, 
down in old Del Mar
Take a plane, take a train, take a car. 
There’s a smile on every face 
and a winner in each race, 
where the surf meets turf at Del Mar! 
-Bing Crosby. 
The man could do no wrong, am I right?
Today is Opening Day at the Del Mar racetrack in San Diego and it’s a HUGE deal. (I mean, not bigger than the Kentucky Derby, but that’s ok.) I used to go every year that I lived there. My friend Brian, (who you’ll remember from here) and I used to board the double decker bus from his place in Solana Beach, ride over with our “beverages”, present our Diamond Club card and get into the races for a few bucks. I actually used to win money too… which I can’t quite say for this season at Churchill Downs. 
 “The Look Away”
With the horses, the people watching, the margaritas, and the winning tickets, 
it was the best way to spend a day. 
In San Diego, the racing circuit is only there for 8 weeks, 
so you’ve got to cram in as many trips as possible because it’s gone before you know it. 
And that’s what we did… 

I miss living in San Diego every now and then,
 but I REALLY miss it today. 
I’m bummed that my trip a week ago didn’t coincide 
with Opening Day. Oh well. 
So good luck, San Diego friends. 
I’ll be thinking of you! 

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  1. Looks like a good time :)) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments about my grandma. Thanks for saying hi! I look forward to reading more from you. ~aimee @

  2. oh these pictures are fabulous! thanks for the thoughtful comment girlie, let’s follow each there! xx

  3. Bing Crosby is the man! I’ve never met anyone else near my age who loves him like I do! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here’s my suggestion for crafting: find a simple and small project that you really love and start with that. Maybe even something that you already have most of the supplies for. Work your way up to bigger projects – kind of like working out! 😉

  4. I want to go to the races and do ‘the look away’

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