The owner of California Chrome was very upset after the race since a horse that only ran one leg to the crown won the race. That horse was fresher and primed for this race. I also think if they are going to call it the Triple Crown, then each horse should run all three races.
Since we don't receive NBC at the campground, we decided to drive into Sedona and watch the race at an Irish Bar. We had a great corned beef sandwich and a couple good beers. I even had a chance to throw some darts, but my aim has seriously deteriorated over the years. Hard to believe I used to be good enough to win beers throwing darts.
|Only two bulls eyes|
|Dollar bills on the wall|
|This says it all.|
|Very smooth beer|
Since we aren't early morning people, Gerry decided to go to the 5:30pm Saturday mass so we could sleep in Sunday morning. The church was quite different from other churches and quite interesting. The altar had large windows on each side one could see the red rocks of the mountains. It was quite a beautiful setting.
After church we went riding around the area on back roads and managed to get some great photos of the area. The photos don't come close to really showing the beauty of the area. The red rock mountains were beautiful in the late afternoon sun and were stunning. A couple of the photos below were taken in 3D, but it doesn't show up on my computer screen. Viewing them on our 3D TV is very impressive.
|Side view of Cathedral rock|
Our neighbor next door stopped by for a visit this evening and we sat outside on the patio talking for a couple hours. She is a little younger than we are and travels with three dogs in her Tiffin motorhome. She has been on the road for 10 years and loving it. She noticed our South Dakota tags and was curious why we picked there for our home address. After discussing why, we chatted on and on over various subjects.
She lost a arm in an accident just after she graduated from high school, but manages to do everything very well with one arm. She only mentioned the accident in passing and didn't dwell on it. You have to give her a lot of credit for her great attitude.
That was our day, how was yours?