|This is the first race....Shine...notice the clouds in the background.|
The 45th Running of the Aiken Steeplechase....will be run RAIN or SHINE. Well it turns out we had both, and a Thunderstorm no less. In the 20 something years that we have been going to the races, it has NEVER poured down rain. They decided to change the date this year, from the 3rd Saturday to the 4th Saturday...sometimes you just need to leave well enough alone! Anyway, besides the rain, we had an amazing time. And I have to say it will be memorable...
|oh,no here comes the rain....|
|This is part of the Parade of Carriages...hurry it is about to POUR!|
|She is holding on to her hat, becaue a big Clap of Thunder and lightning just happened!|
|And the the Rain....luckily we brought LoTS of umbrellas.|
|And the The Sunshine...and the fun resumes.|
|There might have been a little bit of money exchanged...and a VERY happy little girl.|
BTW: it is still raining here....at least it isn't snow, which I hear has fallen on my friends up north.