A Day At The Tracks


We live pretty close to the very pretty town of Saratoga. In the summer it’s the place to be around here! We saw the NYC Ballet perform at SPAC a few weeks ago, they have the most beautiful state park, a great downtown area and it’s the home of the second oldest raceway in the US. I am not much of a gambler (pretty sure i’ve never even bought a lottery ticket) nor am I really into horse racing. It’s a pretty interesting culture down there in the summer though. Such fancy ladies, in their fancy hats, watching the horses with their tiny binoculars. hahaha! We decided it would be a fun day adventure to bring the kids to watch. Rowan was pretty in to picking her horse, of course based on jockey colors. Pink or purple were always her top picks. They would cheer, cheer, cheer for the horse getting others around us to cheer along with them when they had picked the same horse. Very cute. I ended up winning twice! Heck yeah. $5.40 and $8.75. Ice cream for all!! There was a delay for what seemed like FOOOOREVER and the kids were getting pretty restless. Life saver Rowan has packed her coloring sheets and crayons and it bought us another 20 mins. My friend Heather won a whooping .40 cents off that race (horse 6!), so it was totally worth waiting an hour for it to start. Doh! We can all laugh about it now. All in all it was a very beautiful day, full of lots of fun memories.




















  1. Simply quirky adventures are the BEST. I love that the winnings were pooled for ice cream. Such fun.

  2. Awesome gorgeous dress Jen! Pleasecsharecwhere you got it!! Adorable girls too!

  3. Looks like fun! Where can I find your dress, if you don’t mind me asking?!

  4. stephanie •

    I love the fact that Rowan is giving money at the window that clearly says “no minors.” So funny. 🙂

  5. Beautiful pics. Looks like a great day was had by all.

  6. I don’t know how I came across your blog but I have been reading it for a few months now and had no clue you were so close to my hometown! SARATOGA! YAY! My daughter just turned one and I love to read your family posts 🙂

  7. That dress looks lovely on you friend! What a gift family and friends are…sometimes those friends are family! Your girls are so precious!!

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