A dangerous day for a diet

We had to get up early this morning to join the 8:30am excursion to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum (two different companies; the Museum is a non-profit).

We got there early enough to see horses on the track for their morning workouts.

I’ve never seen a horse race in person (or bet on one), but I found the Museum fascinating; the film about the Derby was a highlight.

We had about 40 minutes to explore the Museum and visit the gift shop, which wasn’t enough time to see as much as I wanted to see in the Museum, so my wallet remained unscathed.

Our tour included mini-Mint Juleps and small slices of Derby Pie, but that was just the beginning. We had freshly-baked cookies served to us on the 20-minute drive back to the ship, and lunch followed soon after, complete with a full-sized slice of Derby Pie.

After lunch, we had a Bar Talk, where Tracy, the assistant cruise director, took us through various liquors and liqueurs and showed us how to make margaritas and blue margaritas; samples were provided.

And then there was the Eagle Society (loyalty program) reception with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne (California sparkling wine if you want to be totally correct).

We went back to our room for a short while and enjoyed watching people having fun on the Ohio.

Cocktail hour followed; there was still no ginger beer available so I had an Old-Fashioned and Diane had a whiskey sour, with cheese and other goodies. And then there was dinner.

The musical entertainment tonight is Johnathan Len‘s “Jukebox Memories” show; so far, I haven’t indulged in anything caloric during the shows, and I plan to keep it that way tonight!