Friday, October 9, 2009

Ben's Birthday Weekend

Last weekend we traveled to Lexington for the Bama game and to celebrate Ben's birthday. We drove up Friday night and arrived to the Horse Capital just a little passed my bed time.
Ben was so excited to be in the horse capitol that he took a little pre-birthday ride.

We scored a pretty nice deal on a Holiday Inn Express on hotels.com. We weren't expecting anything fancy (just clean) but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to our destination. Not too bad for a HIExpress. It just opened in March 2009, so the newness had not worn off yet.

Saturday morning we headed to Commonwealth Stadium to see the Tide show UK how football is played! It was absolutely perfect weather. Mid 60's and clear skies. That's what I call Football Weather!

We were able to get right up on the field before the game and watch the players warm up.
Coach Saban wasn't cooperating with us for a photo opp.

The Kentucky fans decided not to stick around to watch us beat them. They seemed to lose interest after the basketball team left?

After the game we went back to our room to take a a quick nap and freshen up for a night out on the town.

We celebrated Ben's birthday at DeSha's restaurant in downtown Lexington. It really is a beautiful city and the sites from our upstairs window-side table were quite nice.

Sunday we met my parents at Keeneland Horse Track. Keeneland doesn't open until this weekend, but the grounds were beautiful!We also drove to the the legendary castle Lee Majors bought for Farah Fawcett.

And we saw some of the beautiful horse farms in the area.

Mom and Dad took us out to lunch and then we headed back to Sweet Home Alabama. It was a nice little get away and the Tide brought us a "W" for our efforts! Roll Tide Roll!

5 comments:

The Cosby's said...

What a fun weekend! Beautiful scenery. I know Ben had to enjoy his birthday! Glad you helped the Tide win!!!

The Penter Family said...

I'm glad Ben got to ride the kiddie horse for his birthday... I know that is something he really wanted to do!

{Amanda} said...

wow- sounds like it was a great Birthday weekend! love the pictures, never been to Kentucky but it looks very picturesque!

Alicia said...

What a fun birthday celebration! Looks like you all had a wonderful time:)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hilarious horse pic!