Today the Jenkins fam joined roughly 104 of our closest friends for the first-ever Laurelhurst-ish Day Out at Emerald Downs for the Kentucky Derby. It was an outing I conceived of way back in November — and it went off mostly without a hitch.
We kicked things off with an hour-long pre-function at casa de Jenkins:
Lots – and I mean LOTS — of mint juleps were on the menu.
From there we boarded two coaches for the ride out to Emerald Downs. Our driver took a wrong turn and the 36-minute drive turned into an hour one (there’s the hitch). We arrived at Emerald Downs at about 1 pm to perfect weather and a fantastic day of pony watching. American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby in Louisville — the Jenkins fam had most of its money on the disappointing Dortmund.
All in all a fantastic and memorable day.
The beginning of a tradition? We shall see.