Melbourne Cup day – who knew that a horse race would be such a big deal! I’m guessing that it’s an event across the country as Melbourne is an 8 hour drive away from Adelaide, but there were still signs in pubs and restaurants recommending that people ‘book a table’ for the Melbourne Cup. I even saw a business that closed Tuesday in order to watch the race!
As part of our cultural experience we thought that we, too, should take part. We dressed up and went out to a nearby restaurant/pub. Beer and wine was had – of course (the non-alcoholic ginger beer kind for Rowan).
We each chose a horse to root for, primarily based on their names (not exactly scientific). Luckily we didn’t place any real bets, though, as not one of our four choices got into the top 6!
Then, after hours of build-up, the whole thing was over in 2.5 minutes. I think the kids were a little disappointed. But that’s horse-racing for you…