Dressing up preppy and heading to the Foxfield Races in Charlottesville is a huge tradition for me and Rob. We have gone every year for the last six years and look forward to it all spring. In case you have never heard of it, Foxfield is a horse race but more importantly a giant, all-day tailgate. We usually go with Rob's fraternity but this year we decided to go a little crazy and introduce our Marine Corps friends to this debauchery we love.
Rob and I started planning this event months ago and of course we had to go all out for it. We planned a bus for transportation and started making lists of all the food/drinks we would need. About a week ago, we found out that Rob got scheduled for a mandatory test the morning of the races. While we were so sad, the party had to go on. I kept everything running smoothly until Rob could join us. I was a little nervous trying to buy enough
We were really lucky because the weather was absolutely gorgeous...73 and sunny all day! I think everyone had a great time...some people a little too much fun ;) Everyone made it back on the bus and home safely, so I consider that a success!!
As TBS is coming to a close and everyone is beginning to think about where they are off to next, it was really fun to get everyone together for some celebrations! I really think we are so lucky to have met such wonderful friends here and truly loved our experience at Quantico. It makes me happy to know that it is such a small Marine Corps and we will continue to run into these people in the future!