Springtime in Louisville means one thing: Derby. If you're not completely horse, steamboat, fireworks, and parade-obsessed then you just don't quite fit in. Only Louisville could take something otherwise not that exciting (a 2-minute horse race) and turn it into something spectacular. For firework enthusiasts such as myself, the best part of the Derby festival is Thunder Over Louisville, one of the biggest firework displays in the world. This year we went with our friends Stacy and Andrew. We found a great spot to watch from and not get stuck in hours worth of traffic.
|Waiting for the fireworks to start|
No Derby Festival is complete without a Derby party, and this year we had one at our house. I remember going to Derby parties as a kid and wanting to be able to throw my own someday when I grew up. Funny the aspirations we have as kids right? Well, this year my dream finally came true, and it was a blast! We celebrated Holly's birthday the same day and had a delightful house-full of people. Despite the rainy weather we went out in the field next to our house to play Ultimate Frisbee (horse and jockey style.) Let me tell you, that was an experience! As a special birthday treat for Holly we even got to Skype with some of our friends in Zambia! All in all, and great way to celebrate!
|Watching the "greatest two minutes of sports"|
|Skyping friends in Zambia|