best friend visited last week and drove me back to Kentucky with her for the Derby. We ate junk food on the road while listening to classic country music and watchin' the pretty green Midwest fly by. We went to the happiest little brunch cafe (twice!), drank delicious beer in an old church, and watched stupid movies. Then, it rained . . . until the sun came out and gave me some long overdue freckles. So, we drank mint juleps, wore big floppy hats, and watched the horses until it was already the next day and time to picnic before my bus ride back to Chicago. I re-read the Great Gatsby until the sun set, mmm, and called it a beautiful weekend.