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May 07

Derby Fever, Louisville Kentucky 2011

It is Derby Day, a yet undeclared world holiday.  There should be peace everywhere today.  I am sitting in the car downtown parked on 1st Street while Deb is showing a house.  The people on the street are migrating south towards the track and that is a long walk from here!  Watch out for that bus!

 Neither of us caught Derby fever this year.  We went year before last so I may be immune for a couple more years.

 We will go out sometime next week after all of the tourists go home.  Both airports are covered with private planes and jets parked all over the place.  If you ever wanted to steal a plane last night would’ve been the best time slot.  Plan ahead, next year on Friday during the Oaks!

Balloon Glow

We did go to the Balloon Glow a few nights ago.  They held it at Bowman Field this year, Louisville’s smaller airport.  What a mess!

Balloon Glow 150x150 Derby Fever, Louisville Kentucky 2011It was set up on one of the runways in the middle of a grassy field.  Getting there was a nightmare, traffic was backed up in all directions.  There must have been a 100,000 kids running around in the dark.  The beer was flowing and I think the parents were drinking too.  I bet you hundreds of parents went home with the wrong kids and had to swap them out the next morning.  There is no way that many kids running around in the dark found their way back to their own parents.

I captured a shot of the Bunny balloon with the fire shooting up inside, you can’t tell if it was going in or out, a lot of people just stood around watching that one, HAHAHA.

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