We were invited to a blogger event at the Del Mar Racetrack today. Sundays are family day at the racetrack and they have rides, games, activities, and fun for the whole family. It was a bit warm, even through the overcast sky. Nothing a little sunscreen could not help though!
We managed to make it an hour before the event started and Allison got her Webkinz pony. She carried it around with her all day long. We waited in line for THREE hours for the bungee trampoline, so it was nice she had something to play with while we waited sometimes (im)patiently in line. It was crowded, nonetheless, we made the best of it. I took about 100 photos of Allie on the bungee trampoline and then realized that the settings were set wrong (I must have knocked the knob the wrong way) and they were all ruined. Boo!
We had a great day as far as betting goes. I picked the winner on four out of six races. One race we did not pick the right horse at all and one race, Mr. Bear picked the winner. We did really well. We were more consistent than ever before. We did not bet a lot each race, yet we won about $30 to $40 on each race because our long shots kept winning. After dinner and drinks, we nearly broke even and that is not too shabby!
My nephew and Mr. Bear wandered around together, taking Allie to different activities, while I waited some more.
Sadly, I did not get to connect with most of the other blogging ladies today. We had fun as a family and that is the most important thing. It truly was a “family day” at the races.
While standing in line, I noticed the woman in front of me had a familiar face. After hearing her talk, I immediately recognized her. I worked with Christine in Oceanside at Coco’s Restaurant about 16 years ago. I was introduced to Mr. Bear by one of my co-workers while working there and Christine began dating one of the cooks during the same time period. When her daughter walked up, I immediately could see the resemblance of “the cook” in her daughter. Sure enough, Christine married the cook and had children with him. Now, the cook is the general manager of another restaurant. It is a small world.
Without any further ado, I am going to lay down my weary head. However, before I do, I am going to leave you with some photos of our day.
Trapped in a beer. Allie and Mr. Bear got trapped in a beer. We are such good role models.
My nephew, Mr. Bear, and Allie posing in front of the beer.
Allie got her face painted. She, of course, chose a unicorn.
…AND THEY’RE OFF! (Mr. Bear is in the maroon shirt, near the middle)
Allie was so excited to see the mascot. (I believe it was the Lake Elsinore minor league team–Storm)