Monday, October 4, 2010

WEG-ging out

Today I got to go on a field trip to the 2010 World Equestrain Game (WEG, for short).  If you aren't a horse enthusiast, or don't live in Kentucky, you may not have heard about this for, oh, the last two years or so.  Here's what you need to know:  It's kind of like the Olympics of horse events.  It's never been held in the United States, and this year, it's being held just an hour away in Lexington!  Visiting the WEG is an opportunity too good to pass up, so this morning we loaded about 200 students on a few buses, and made our way to the games.

There's lots of very interesting horse art.  Here are a few of my favorites: 





One of the exhibits gave out free Dippin' Dots samples.  One of my students said it best:  "It's tearing off my tastebuds...but I can't stop eating it!"



We also got to watch a French chef in action.  He had a really good sense of humor, and was a lot of fun to watch.  Added bonus:  sample apple-caramel-cream-brittle dessert.  Yum!




I had to take a pic of this golf cart -- too fun!



And there were plenty of fun photo ops...including me on a horse (complete with lots of "be careful up there" warnings)...



...Colonel Sanders (Mr. KFC) himself...


...and the chance to sit in a 2011 Corvette.  Mike says I look like a natural.  I say that's too bad.  LOL



Before leaving, we had the opportunity to watch a Jumping competition.  The course was beautiful, and I feel very lucky to have been able to see it!


I'll be putting many more pics up on my flickr account later this week. 

7 comments:

Angie Delarie said...

sweets I have been making some tags..merry go round horses!
Will go perfectly with those pictures!! I love them!!

Jocelyn said...

Looks like tons of fun!!!!

Love all the pics!!! Have a great week!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Really???? really??? Its never been to the US before...least of ALL KENTUCKY???? Are they crazy??? LOL!! HELLO?? The HOME of THE derby and they have never visited??? That just makes me giggle!!! LOL LOL LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos!!!! That "Eh!" is FUNNY!!! And ummmmmmmmm tell Mike there's no back seat in the corvette for a car seat for baby! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mel said...

That looks like so much fun! Marlee my little horse lover would be in heaven. LOVE that Where the Wild Things are horse!! Thanks for sharing the pics:)

amy lapi said...

that car belongs to you!:)

EverydayMe said...

what fun!! {{hugs}} Michelle

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I'm so jealous!! I was hoping to make it down, but the timing just didn't work out (plus the tickets were pretty $$!). It looks like an awesome time!