We survived Monday and made it to Tuesday! I got some exciting news yesterday but I can’t officially share anything yet! When I’m able to, I definitely will! I thought I would recap the weekend since Joe and I ventured off to Kentucky!
I got off work on Friday at noon so that we could make it to the airport with enough time. When I got home, we went to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for tacos before heading back home to pack. We made it to the airport with plenty of time to relax before the flight to Nashville took off. Around 9:00 PM we landed in Nashville. My parents picked us up at the airport and we were off to Kentucky. We had a late dinner and went to bed after catching up!
Since it was still technically my birthday weekend, I thought it would be fun to go to Keeneland! Keeneland is a horse track in Lexington, KY as you are pulling in off of the Bluegrass Parkway. You pass a castle and keep going until you see it on the left. It was a beautiful, sun filled day which was perfect to spend with the boyfriend and my dad. We arrived around 2:00 ET and found our places in the crowds. I have to admit, at first it was extremely crowded and I almost said forget it. Then we got some drinks and bet on some races which helped us have a great time. I had a couple horses who showed(they placed in the top 3 so I won some money) but other than that my dad was the big winner!
We stayed at Keeneland for a few hours before we left. Since I was in Lexington, aka my college town, I had to drive by the University of Kentucky campus to see how much it’s grown! It has grown so much since I left with new dorms and everything. Some things remain the same, but I definitely felt a little old. One of the coffee shops near campus makes a latte that I’ve only been able to find there so I definitely had to stop by Coffea! They make a Portland Park latte hot, iced or frozen which tastes like a fall caramel apple in a cup. It was everything I remembered from my college days and the perfect treat while I drove my boyfriend and dad around campus!
We got to see the Wildcat statue, Rupp Arena and the campus buildings from the outside. Once we did the loop and saw what I wanted to see, we drove back to my hometown! We made it home by 7:00 CT and met my mom at my parent’s house so we could go out to dinner. We went to Rafferty’s which is a local restaurant that I worked at briefly in college. The food hit the spot like always. We called it an early night before going to bed.
Sunday morning was Easter Sunday! He is Risen! Our church service was at 9:30 which was a great message. This was the first year in a few years that I was actually able to attend my hometown church for Easter. It was so nice! After church, we went out to lunch at another hometown favorite. We ate lunch and then headed home to relax and pack. Our flight back to Texas was at 4:00 PM so we headed back to Nashville at 1:30 PM.
It’s always hard saying “see you later” to my parents, but I was ready to get back to Texas! We were able to go through security and the rest of the flight no issue. We made it back around 7:00 PM, grabbed dinner and relaxed before calling it a night! We had such a great weekend home and a great Easter! I hope you and your family had a great weekend too!