Only a day after we arrived in England, we had tickets to attend Ladies Day at Aintree. This is part of a three-day event of horse racing, ending on the final day with the Grand National, which is televised around the world.
Ladies Day is when everyone dresses up their best and there is a competition for the best dressed. To fit in, I wore my blue lace H&M dress, topped with a light nude coat from Primark, with nude block heeled sandals from Payless and a blue fascinator I borrowed from my friend Cassidy.
Chris, his mom Fiona, dad Ian, brother Josh and myself woke up early to catch the train from Ormskirk to Liverpool. As we were on the train, more and more people got on, dressed in large fascinators and fancy dresses.
We got off the train at Aintree and followed the crowd to the race course. We walked pass the pile of flip flops they hand out to everyone after the day when women’s feet are crying from their heels. Soon enough our tickets were checked and we were in for the day.
There were stand-alone bars and food stands that were packed along the walkway. We decided to get some fries before going and buying our drinks. The men got some beer while Fiona and I got a bottle of rosé prosecco.
Once we had everything we needed, we placed our bets for the day and hoped for the best.
It was a lot of fun standing in the sun, drinking and talking and watching the horses. Chris and I even won a little money!
Chris and I planned our trip to England around this event, and it was well worth it. Definitely something off the bucket list.