|Churchill Downs in June|
|One of the winning horses|
Something else I enjoyed at the track? The Derby Mint Julep...it was delicious! The first sip I almost gagged because the whiskey was so strong, but I got over it quick. LOL!
Mint Julep Recipe
10 mint leaves
1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 1/2 oz Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon, or other bourbon
1 oz, or more, water to taste
1. Add mint leaves to glass and muddle or crush with a spoon. Gently bruise leaves to extract mint flavor.
2. Add sugar and bourbon (I make a simple syrup and do it that way sometimes). Stir to combine. Add crushed ice and water to taste.
|Too bad it was empty|
|Taking a break from betting|
Being overseas is great and there's nothing I would change, but going home to visit everyone was such a blessing (it had been a year). It was also a very special visit for me and my mom because she got married...yours truly was the maid of honor. It was a simple wedding that was done beautifully and I was thrilled to be able to take part in the celebration with the rest of my family.
Other great memories made on my 2012 visit back...
|T-Rex made a come back...thankfully he spared me this time|
|Me and my best friend Cheyenne. Who drove 9 hours to come stay with me for a week. She's awesome|
|Our adventure to the Amish community in Liberty, KY.|
I'm not the type of person that gets home sick, I never was as a child either. But living apart from family definitely makes a person cherish each minute of the time spent with the people we love. I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!