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Summer Traditions

We are visiting the Grandparents in Upstate New York.
an annual tradition…

We have a killer Bocce Tournament in full swing, 
and I have been enjoying Mimi’s meatballs and brownies

 and have happily already had to pull out my stretchy pants.
oh well.
Tomorrow we go to Saratoga 

for our annual day at the track.
 I ADORE Saratoga Racetrack!!!

the horses…
the Batcheller Mansion bed and Breakfast..

the Historic Homes homes are gorgeous…one more incredible than the next.
The Children’s museum.
The park. the carrossel.
Ben and Jerry’s.
all of these things are little parts of our summer tradition,
Going to saratoga where we have been going since before we even were married.
I love it!

I LOVE Summer traditions.
What are yours?

My father in law owns a horse
and thus, we get to spend the day in the back stretch, 
at the racetrack, with the trainers,
and riders and real horsey people. 
Having watched many races from both sides, 
I prefer the back stretch hands down.
I have a new strategy and intend to strike it rich tomorrow!