A cold front swept through before lunchtime with strong wind, heavy rain, lightning and thunder and small hail. D amn! Cindy and I had planned on going into the actual Kentucky Horse Park in the afternoon and It wouldn't be much fun in the rain and wind.
Lucky for us all, the front blew through fairly quickly and the skies became clear. The four of us split up and went our separate ways at the Horse Park. Walter wanted to see some of the exhibits and museums, Dave wanted to walk the grounds and watch the preparations for the Rolex competition next week, and Cindy and I just wanted to watch horses.
Cindy and I stayed in the covered arena all afternoon watching the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses strut their stuff. During their short lunch break we strolled the grounds and ended up in the Mounted Police barn to chat with an officer bathing his favorite horse, a thoroughbred/percheron cross. He looked quite steady and calm, but the officer assured us that he was the barn's trouble maker.....
Once again, the barn cat rushed to greet us warmly.
Today, Saturday, is our last day here, aren't you glad? We tried a new restaurant for brunch and afterward drove around downtown Lexington and marveled at the variety of beautiful homes and spring flowering trees that lined its streets. A trip into the city merits another visit next time for sure.
|section of historic district in Lexington|
Back at Beluga Dave and Walter worked on a few electrical problems they have been having in their Sunnybrook and Cindy and I - went into the Horse Park to watch more horse shows.....
|little Sunnybrook next to Beluga|
First we snuck into the big American Saddlebred show and later walked back into the covered arena and watched more Kentucky Mountain Sport Horses. We never got to see the German Shepherd Dog show taking place in the front of the campground. Not enough hours in the day lately.
|a class of under 11 year olds riding American Saddlebreds|
|Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse|
We ended our day back at Beluga for pizza and a huge salad. Tomorrow morning we head on down the road towards home. Its been a really nice time, we're so glad we came.