Here in the north woods we do things a little differently, and that includes how we participate in the Kentucky Derby.
Most of the neighbors and many of the campers will watch the derby at 'The Lodge.'
As if we were at Churchill Downs, there is a lot of emphasis on hats.
I found my hat a rummage sale for $1.00. I took off the embellishments and added my own. A new hat band, and flowers, lots of flowers.
Prior to the race, bets are taken, and pay off is for the top three horses.
The bookie is hard at work getting the numbers to correspond with the horse names.
This was quite the hat!!!
As were these...
Even the bartender got into the act, but I don't know what event he was celebrating.
Before the race, all the hat wearers had a group photo.
As anticipation mounted, the mascot was positioned in his place of honor.
My Old Kentucky Home was sung, and the race began!!!
My horse didn't win, but we had lots of fun. And that is what we do in the north woods, to entertain ourselves, while waiting for spring to settle in!!!
And that's the way it is..............