To Montpelier, VA, for the races.
Half the fun is making the picnic, which Ramadan Susie has hosted at James Madison’s estate for the last 22 years.
And then there’s the deep joy of walking around and criticizing other people’s picnics, with their Triscuit packets, shop-bought dips, and bottles of Mountain Dew. This year though the Crone will admit to a certain begrudging respect for some of tailgate efforts pictured below.
Then there is form to be studied…
Bets to be placed…
and horses to be followed.
A very good time was had by all.
You can check out Tom’s photos too, here.
And find out more about tailgating at the races here.