31 August 2007

Scioto Downs

After visiting German Village we stopped by to watch the horse races at Scioto (pronounced "SIGH-O-TUH") Downs. We thought it was going to be regular horse races with a jockey and all but instead it was these cart races (AKA "open harness racing"). It was pretty interesting but sad because they whipped the crap out of the horses near the end of each race. Plus, after each race, it took them like 5 hours to set up for the next race. They had to bring out several vehicles for the prep. Then the next heat had to warm up for 5-10 minutes before the race. Very slow.

But very slow just seems to be the pace over here. Fast food here is not actually very fast sometimes. I waited like 15 minutes at KFC one time just to get to the front line to order and that was only with like three people in front of me. And people don't seem to get frustrated with it. It's seriously wierd. Much different from the Northwest.

Anyway, enough ranting and raving. Here are the pics...


5 comments:

Jason & Jodee said...

We see those races sometimes on the crappy channel that no one watches!! And sometimes we find it in Spanish, which makes it even more interesting...
Totally understand about the slow pace thing - good night! It can be pretty frustrating for us too.
And that pop and nachos probably cost you guys about 10 bucks :). That crap can be expensive. At least it is here. We've only been to the Downs once, though. Although I don't remember it being super slow.

Hoxworths said...

sweet! i guess the food wasn't all that expensive. it was good to break up the boredom of waiting for them to prep the track by going to the concessions.

so when are we going to the reds game?

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jon and kelly said...

Doug,

I like what your pal from Brazil had to say about your blog. It is great to see some pics of you guys.

Hoxworths said...

jon and kelly-

what did he say and who is it???