Get your Preak on!

What a weekend!  Preakness 2014 with the family was a blast!  This was my first time attending Preakness – well any horse race for that matter, and now I know this will be an annual thing for me!

My Maryland family does a whole Preakness celebration wrapping up the weekend with a pig roast.  We started the weekend with what else, but Maryland crab.  Shanty Grille in Ellicott City, MD gets two thumbs up from me!  While I didn’t have the traditional Maryland crab cakes or hard shell crabs (didn’t feel like going through breaking that shell) what I had was delicious nonetheless!  Calamari appetizers as well as yummy bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper stuffed with crab – I mean really how can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon! J  My entrée, I couldn’t help but to get the Crab Cake Cordon Bleu to go along with my Bellini Tini beverage!  After all that good food and drink and conversation I was as good as sleep!  LOL!

Preakness Saturday was awesome!  A day of races, big beautiful hats, bottle after bottle of champagne along with the official Preakness drink – Black Eyed Susan’s.  This being my first race I didn’t follow much of it, but was very excited to see the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome win Preakness.  I bet on one race – just for the hell of it and won nothing!  LOL!!!  It was all in fun and I had a great time.  Baltimore does it big for the race and this was an all day party!

The pig roast Sunday was a blast even though I didn’t get to stay for the whole party – it was a great time!  Next year I’ll know to stay a day longer to be able to enjoy it all.  Good food, good music and of course good people made this whole weekend great!  My family sent me off in style with a driver back to BWI.  Now it’s back to a bit of reality for a few days this week!

Until next weekend!!



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