off to the races

we celebrated the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup with 100,000 other revelers and a case of champagne for breakfast. it's no surprise that one of us didnt see 'Americain' win it all (she was being helped to a cab by a very nice security guard), but found the winning ticket in her bag some 6 hours later. the rest of us cashed in on our winnings and miraculously made it home from flemington racecourse in time for fish and chips and a late afternoon nap. there also might have been a few USA chants and the singing of the national anthem while waiting for the train. i really have no idea why people find americans abroad so obnoxious?

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