Thursday, September 30, 2010

Some more of the Games

Hi all, I have some more pictures from my phone and from my regular camera.

This is the main stadium where opening and closing ceremonies, dressage, and jumping have been or will be held. This is actually the temporary seating that was added for the games that was image wrapped (it's what it sounds like, an image printed on canvas that wraps the object) It looks awesome!!
Pretty cute, huh?
This is the entrance to the Alltech Pavilion :)

The company is a animal health nutrition company so they do a lot of research hence the DNA like molecule.

A local aquarium that brings the penguin, baby alligator, and petting shark drives this sweet car.

These horses are everywhere around Lexington. They have been done before but were done this year for the Games. The next few are some that are in Alltech's area. This one is for that aquarium.

This horse is amazing. It's a "Where the Wild Things Are" horse and done so well!

This horse is equally amazing. It's entirely out of little, itty-bitty shells. Can you imagine how much time that took?

It even has a saddle.

I was pleasantly surprised to walk into our portable bathroom trailer to find this. There is music playing and pictures on the wall. It actual makes me excited to use it every time :) (weird thought, I know, but don't hate)

This is the cute little puffer fish in the tank in the aquarium section of our pavilion

Look what I found! A generator that was there for the Vancouver Olympics :)

Would I still have friends if I wore these glasses? haha

Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First couple days of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Okay so it's been an exciting yet exhausting past few days. I'm finally getting to see what I've been promoting for the last 5 months! I thought I would share some pictures with you guys. (they were all taken by my work phone so don't judge!)

A random fish in the Kentucky experience (a area that promotes the 9 regions of Kentucky and highlights what they're known for)

Why, yes that is Colonel Sanders (the genius behind KFC). Thanks for asking. Also thanks for not asking about the stupid expression on my face.

A local aquarium is in Alltech's area at the park. They bring a penguin and a petting shark each day for little kids (and anyone young at heart) to pet. They also have a tank full of beautiful fish including a cute, little puffer fish.

I was really excited to say I worked for the company who now has the new indoor arena and a road named after them in the Kentucky Horse Park. This is their logo right outside the indoor arena. (fun fact : the indoor arena is now going to be the location of the reining championships which have never been held outside of Texas :)

This is a bad picture but it's of the "pit stop" area of the endurance race. The endurance race lasts about 12 hours. It is an 100 mile race that they run in laps. They have to check in here and their "crew" cools down the horse, gets it water, checks it's body/horseshoes, and tries to get its heart rate down so it will pass the vet check. If the horse's heart rate is too high or the vets think that it is not doing well, they'll not allow the rider and horse to continue the race.

Land Rover has a driving range to show off their vehicles. People can sign up and drive the vehicles over the creek, rough terrain, and even over the "log see-saw" (which is just like what it sounds)

The Horse park is 1200 acres so most athletes get around by bike or golf cart.

Obviously the Qatar Show-jumping team is getting around by bike because we have their golf cart. I'm not quite sure how that happened but non the less it's right outside our work trailer.

Yes, we do have a Rolls Royce golf cart. 'Nuff said.

You looking at me? oh yes, I am caring an United States of America sign in front of all the USA athletes so that they know where to go for the opening ceremonies. No big deal.

Obviously, it's harder than it looks to take a picture of yourself and the full USA sign.

This picture is random but I found it on my phone and I'm not sure if I had shared it will you guys. My hairdresser left to answer the phone and left the brush in my hair and me holding the blow-dryer. I pay you to do what, again? is what I felt like saying but instead just took a picture.

Well, I need to finish some homework and head to bed so I can start my day off right tomorrow. Sorry I've been so busy. I hope to keep up with this after the internship ends.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Wow, I honestly can't believe I'm already 2 weeks into my senior year. This year is going to go sooo fast.

This summer I was super busy with:

Making food

Working a ton and making friends
with really cool people (and penguins). (23 days until the Alltech
Games :)

Spending time with him :)

Spending time with friends (I don't have time to edit these photos)

And getting ready for my last year before the real world.

This summer has been very stretching but I have really learned a lot.... a lot about people... a lot about myself.... a lot about what I want out of life.... a lot about God.

I'm excited for this year. I'm trying not to wish it away because I'm so stressed or busy. I'm trying to enjoy this time and learn as much as I can this last year.