Thursday, October 20, 2011

Football and Horse Races

Two weekends ago we had a big Saturday. UT was playing OU in Dallas for the Red River Rivalry. I made queso and had sausage balls ready to go. Our friend Chuck came over with some football appropriate beverages and we were ready for the 11am kick off. If you know anything, even the smallest bit, about UT football then you will understand why this is the end of my saturday football least the food was good. Moving on...

Horse races!

We had been planning for a while to go to Retama Park to watch the live horse racing and so that is what we did. We left the house around 4:30 to head out of town. We stopped in New Bransfels to eat at a german place Jimmy had heard about, Oma's. It was decent but we are so super Fredericksburg German spoiled that it would be hard to impress us! I know we're schnitzel snobs.

After dinner we bought some fudge, obviously, and then were on our way to Retama (in Selma, Texas just before San Antonio). By the time we got there they had just finished race 3. We found a seat and settled in.

Mac really liked watching the horses.

Here they come...

There they go!

Jimmy taught him to scream GO!GO!GO! when watching the races on tv so he was yelling at them as they raced. GO!GO!GO! So cute.

We kept him in the stoller for the most part and he did surprisingly well considering he was strapped in a stroller. Jimmy did let him run around in the area in front of the bleachers to stretch his legs a little before we left and so he could see the horses up close as they raced.

We had so much fun. I wish the races started earlier than 6:45pm. It makes for a long day since we have to travel and a very very long sleepy drive back. But we will definitely go again, it just might have to be an overnight trip. We left after race 8 and there were still 2 more races to go. No way we could have stayed to till the end.

Ok I can't help it. I have to post a couple pictures of Mac from the morning football action.

Eating his sausage ball all lounged out on his boppy watching football...

And just being super cute.

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