Kentucky Derby

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It’s been a while since my last post but yesterday’s party is definitely worth writing about. Lindsey and Aaron invited us over to watch the Kentucky Derby - an event that I’ve never heard of before. That’s a horse race (actually it’s more than one but only one of them is really famous) about which they say that that’s the most watched two minutes in sports every year.

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Everybody was supposed to dress up in typical derby apparel and we placed bets on the horses.

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Apparently, not knowing anything about the sport helps a lot when you’re betting on it. I won a few bucks without knowing what’s going on (as I did during the Super Bowl).

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Of course we had drinks, specifically Mint Juleps which tasted very good but were also pretty strong because they are mostly Bourbon, syrup and ice.

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We played a fun game called Bags which is pretty straight forward and fun to play outdoors. It reminded me a little bit of Kubb which is something we should also play soon. I wonder if that’s popular in the U.S.

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Later in the evening, drones were flown…

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… and placed on other people’s rooftops. Other people with National Rifle Association stickers on their car - so you probably don’t want to mess with them.

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It was a great party and I really look forward to more activities like this during the summer. After the cold winter, Michigan now really shows what it has to offer. With 27°C it already feels like mid-summer.

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