After rear-ending another vehicle on Sunday afternoon, I didn't feel much like accomplishing my list of to-dos for the day (which was pretty long by the way). Then yesterday, while my husband stayed home to try to help deal with my car and get it to a shop, I absent-mindedly took the keys with me to work - somewhat defeating the purpose. I had to leave work in the middle of the afternoon to go take him my keys and pick up the rental car . . . and then go back to work for the whole evening to make up for the time I was gone, not to mention that I already had too much that was supposed to get done yesterday.
Long story short - I need some sunshine, and not just the one that was out yesterday Anyway, a few weeks ago I went to the Portland Meadows Raceway to check out the horse races.
I really had no idea what to expect . . . I guess I thought it would be something like what you see in the movies? Plus I probably showed up too early, as the place was nearly empty when I got there. But shortly before the races began, it started to fill up quick.
It was kind of neat that they let you watch them saddle the horses before the race. I guess if you are betting, it gives you a chance to see what you are betting your money on up close.
When I was leaving the track after a few races, I was a little disappointed with the pictures I had gotten. Once I got home and looked through them, though, I realized there were some fun ones. Here are some of my favorites:
I know nothing about horse racing - so I neither won nor loss any money. I tried listening in to people talking about how it works, but I just got confused :)
On a quick sidenote - I am always looking for new venues/subjects to photograph. If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them! I am in the NW so anything in that vicinity would be great!
Have a great day - I'm going to try to make mine go better than the last couple!