Last Saturday Christian came by about the time the Belmont Stakes horse race was about to begin. After watching the race we got to talking about that sport and I asked if he and Connor would like to go and see a race live at Fairmount Park in Collinsville. And so we picked today since it was an afternoon event. I was shocked when we pulled up and saw the entire parking lot filled with cars, so many cars we had to park way off in the northern most section of grass and gravel. Wow.
But the inside is huge and although there were people everywhere, we were able to sit about anywhere and walk anywhere. I confess I have never been to Fairmount Park before today so this was an eye-opener. There were families, young people, older people, people who seemed to be teachers on summer vacation etc.
I had no clue about the betting process so just skipped that part and we watched several races from different places. Outside, inside and over by the horses warm up area. That last area was the most fun, the horses were right next to us. We had lunch and the cost was shockingly low especially compared to Busch Stadium. 2 dollars for a 16 ounce aluminum can beer. I skipped that too, but boy, the food costs were low. And, the admission was 1.50 for me and the boys were free. Can't beat that.
We also wandered through the souvenir tables which were fun, but the things they had for sale didn't really interest any of us.