Saturday, April 17, 2010

DERBY WEEK BEGINS . . .

Today is Thunder Over Louisville.  For those of you that aren't from Louisville, it's not a big deal.  For those of you that are, it IS a big deal.  Whether you go or not, your life for the day is affected.  Roads are closed.  All police and fire HAVE to work.  The planes are flying overhead for days as the pilots practice for the air show that takes place during the day.  You don't live in Louisville, and not know about Thunder.  Needless to say, we won't be attending this year.  Today begins the most exciting 2 weeks in Louisville, and we're missing it.  

We don't go every year.  But we've been enough that we THINK about going every year, and a lot of times we decide at the last minute to go, depending on the weather.  The last time we went was 2 years ago.  We got a hotel room by the river and it was the best thing ever.  We went down to the air show for awhile.  Then we came back to the room.  Ryan and Sarah took a nap, and the boys and I laid on the bed watching TV.  Then we went back down about 9 pm, got a spot, and watched the fireworks.  Afterwards, we walked back to the hotel and went to bed.  We were all asleep before we would have normally even been out of Downtown!  The best way to go see Thunder, and the ONLY way I'll ever do it again.  No traffic to deal with! 

Anyway, Andrew's class has been talking about World Records in class.  He came home one day last week and told me that Louisville set a World Record for having the biggest fireworks display in the country.  He was SO excited!  And of course, EVERYONE in his class knew that he was from Louisville, and that he'd been to Thunder, more than once!  

I changed the blog background to reflect the Derby excitement.  And get this . . . I did it ALL. BY. MYSELF!  Aren't you impressed?  You should be.  I had to make it on my computer and then resize it about 15 times to get the layout right.  I'm so proud of myself!  

Anyway, if you're in Louisville, enjoy the Derby festivities.  We're missing The Bunnell Derby Party too.  THAT'S an even bigger bummer!  Karen - make sure to have a drink or two for me!  We'll miss you guys!

1 comment:

MEKremer said...

The derby background didn't make it over the Pacific Ocean on my computer. Can't wait to see you guys. I'm sure Scott can't wait to move in here & have FeFe for a room mate. Love Mom