Yesterday was my Dad's birthday (#61). I talked to him in the morning to see what his Birthday Masterplan was. His answer? "Go to the track!" (, of course).
Until my mom reminded me, I had forgotten that Big Dig and his buddies went in on a race horse last year - this guy, Bleacher Creature - who was schedule to run on Dig's bday.
My Mom emailed me these pics a few hours ago. Here: Dad (in his best Hawaii 5-0) + Katie bonding over the sweet sweet sight of thoroughbreds galloping.
I wrote her back: "did they win????"
"did you get all the pictures? if you notice, the horse's color was blue. now look at the picture I took as they crossed the finish line: blue is towards the end."
(a.k.a. dead last?)
Oh well. Big Dig ice cream for everyone!