Sunday, November 25, 2012

On Thanksgiving, New Orleanians go to the track

A woman wearing a live pet rooster.
In most American towns, people go to the dinner table on Thanksgiving, but in New Orleans, a great many go to the racetrack. Instead of eating sweet potatoes, they down bloody marys and wear fancy or fanciful hats.

I thought the occasion would be upscale and so wore a silk suit.

But I forgot this is New Orleans and any event is an opportunity to costume.

The races were fun and the horses beautiful as were the hats.

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