|First selfie at the ticket gate -- these fab gals are my PEOPLE.
WednesdayMy RK3DE adventure started Wednesday, as I worked a half day then made the 5.5 hour trek to Louisville, KY. My trip got off to an extremely rocky start when I was informed about the tragic and unexpected death of my aunt as I drove home from work (her funeral services are tonight actually) – my first few hours on the road were spent in a numb haze, as I navigated through storm after storm (including a particularly nasty hailstorm in Illinois that brought traffic to a standstill on the highway). By the time I hit blue skies and sun in Indiana, I was able to more or less pull myself together so I could focus on the trip – staying home being sad wouldn’t have brought my aunt back, and as she was always the life of the party, I figured she would prefer if I carried on as planned and had some drinks in her honor.
|Day drinking. It's a thing.
|First evening of rum and cokes at the Dark Star Tavern!
|My shirt was very popular on Thursday. Thanks Etsy!
|Thursday shopping passes -- although if I jumped and had $4600.......
|Buckley is the shit, ya'll. Creeper heavy breathing in the middle of the night and all.... LOL
|The point where my credit card company had had enough.... haha
|Artfully arranged swag shot Friday night.... which I ruined by buying just a few more things Saturday.
|The fauxbarry's that carried us miles and miles this weekend!
|Quintessential tourist shot!
|Meeting up with Austen and Liz on Thursday!
|Taco party at Amy's campsite!
|Breeches at Buckwild that I passed on... although they were fun!
|A display of Der Dau custom boots
|SOOOOOO many people had dogs, and there were "dog bars" with bones and water all over the place! So cool!
|My FB friend Sarah's horses as Breyers! Fantasia Del C and Gozoga SCS! (I did not purchase them tragically, haha)