Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stomping Divots

Hope you all enjoyed a fabulous long weekend!

Chris's parents were in town for the weekend visiting from Washington. We took them to Portsmouth, RI to the Newport Polo grounds to watch a match. I can't think of a better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon than to sit in lawn chairs, drink cocktails, and watch men on horses.

There's a match every Saturday during the summer. It is best to get there early and claim a good spot on the lawn in the general admission section and have yourself a nice little picnic. Or if you are really organized, you can pay an additional $30 to reserve a parking spot next to the field, then invite all your friends to tailgate for the afternoon.
This weekend's match was USA (blue shirts) vs. England.



 I took this picture of Chris with his parents between chukkers when they invite everyone out onto the field to stomp divots. By the time we got there, the only divots left were the steaming kind.
 More people divot stomping.


At the end of the match, the spectators stand along the field to high five the players. This was the shot I got just before getting pushed out of the way by a toddler. Apparently, the kid takes his polo matches very seriously!

So that was our last hurrah of the summer. Soon the weather will start changing and Chris and I will be inside stripping wallpaper and painting trim in our family room.
(Which truthfully doesn't sound all that bad to me.)

How did you all spend your Labor Day weekend?
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