6/6/15 Saturday in Fillmore,UT (Wagon’s West-EA/PPA/$23/night)
This morning I baked granola bars (good for travel days) and we watched “Secretariat”, a great preamble to the Belmont Stakes today. Did you realize that “Secretariat” has held the record time (2:24 minutes) and a record margin-of-victory of 31 lengths in the Belmont (1.5 miles) ever since 1973? Before lunch we went grocery shopping in Fillmore. Local store, so it was a bit expensive. They didn’t have sweet onions, so John asked if more were coming. They explained some were due tomorrow and that they opened at 1pm on Sundays. Hmm. Wonder if that’s a Utah thing.
Our afternoon was rainy. John watched golf while I, based on Barbara’s encouragement, learned how Pinterest works. I’d signed up for it once, but didn’t do anything more because I try to limit the Internet media I get involved with. It is intriguing, so I was pretty involved with it all afternoon. We did take a brisk walk to the nearby golf course so John could check it out. Felt really good.
I made lasagna for supper while we watched the Belmont race. So thrilling!!! Finally a Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. He’s a beautiful horse, with a such a smooth stride and sweet personality as well; not to mention his bitten tail and wrongly spelled name. As they say, he has to be a super horse to compete in the longest race against much fresher horses and still win. This moment was especially meaningful having just watched the story of Secretariat earlier. I’m also thrilled for the jockey and trainer who worked just as hard for this moment.
After our scrumptious dinner of lasagna, wine, and Triple Crown winner excitement, we watched “Back To the Future III”. What a wonderful day, filled with homemaking joy; cooking, experiencing rain, learning a great visual program and getting a dream (Triple Crown) fulfilled.
In the joy of all horses I share our little neighboring mare and foal: