Today's my last day in Lexington. I'm writing this before I leave, because every time I leave, I'm an emotional mess.
I try to hold my emotions in, but it never works. If I drive there, I start crying when I drive over the Ohio River bridge and I see the "Welcome to Ohio" sign indicating I'm no longer in Kentucky. I fly, I keep myself composed until the security person checks your drivers license and boarding pass and ask "How are you today?" Well what are you suppose to say? Terrible? Then they think you're some security risk and everyone starts looking at you funny, yes I did that once. So then you try to respond with "I'm good" but I know it is a lie and I start crying anyway. There's no good way for me to leave.
This was one of those trips that reminded me of why I moved back to Michigan, but in a good way. It reminded me of why I needed to move home, to finish school. Lets face it, not much you can do career wise without you bachelors or masters degree and if I wanted to remain sane I had no option but to leave my job and return to school. It made me realize the happiness I had while living in Lexington was worth fighting for even of it meant leaving for awhile. I'm very sad to be leaving my wonderful friends in Lexington but I just keep reminding myself the distance isn't forever.
|Taking the Back Entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park|
|My Favorite Picture of the Trip|
|Main Drive on Walnut Hall Limited|
|Grave Site and Memorial to John Henry|
|Grave Site and Memorial for 1987 Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba|
|Pathway Leading to Hall of Champions|
|The One and Only, legendary Cigar|
|Ikaros, Knabstrupper in the breeds barn @ KHP|