These two steely-eyed young women turned out to be pretty amazing at picking winners during a trip to the horse races at Del Mar. The two grand girls are visiting for a week while Mom and Dad are relaxing on a much-needed adult getaway so Kongo got to play. Mrs. Kongo provided the fashion accessories.
Kongo headed to Del Mar this afternoon to watch the horse races. The Del Mar Race Track, “Where the surf meets the turf,” is only a few hundred yards from the ocean. Racing season runs from mid-July to Labor Day. When the track first opened in 1937 then owner Bing Crosby was on hand to greet all the guests. One of the most famous races held on the track was in 1938 when Seabiscuit bested Ligaroti by a nose. The race was broadcast to a nation-wide radio audience. In the 1930s-40s Del Mar was a favorite summer spot for Hollywood greats who would spend the evenings at the Hotel Del Coronado then make it up to Del Mar for the races.
Kongo made his annual trek to the Del Mar Fair today. This monkey loves the fair. He likes the smells, the food, the exhibits, watching the people, and learning about all the things for sale that he never knew he needed before. The fair is great entertainment all the way around and more fun than a barrel of …hmmm… Monkeys. Keep reading to see some of Kongo’s favorite fair memories. Continue reading “Monkey at the Fair”
The Del Mar Fair is one of Kongo’s favorite annual rites. The sunshine, the crowds of people, crazy hats, outlandish summer wear, amazing things to eat, and miles of booths filled with things for sale you didn’t know you needed until you saw them. Kongo loves all the weird looking people with microphones who stand on slightly elevated booths and teach you about amazing kitchen utensils, choppers, knives, miracle sweepers, car wax, salsa choppers, and salad shooters.