June Aiken Trip – Day 2

June 8th, 2014

After a rough night (thanks to a severe earache) we were faced with a decision. Go home? Or try and get some meds and push through it. It’s a hard choice, I’d been looking forward to the trip for so long, and I didn’t want to ruin it¬†because I was under the weather.

So, we decided to head down to breakfast and locate one of the local CVS Minute Clinics to see what could be done.

With meds for my ear infection in hand, we headed back to the hotel for a little while to rest, before brunch.

Mom had the asparagus goat cheese omelet...
Mom had the asparagus goat cheese omelet…
I went with the Eggs Benedict...
I went with the Eggs Benedict…

Around 2pm it was time to head out to the polo field… It’s only about a five minute at most, and we were eager to get their earlier to get a seat at one of the few tables under the tent that aren’t reserved for members of the Aiken Polo Club.

It was quite a bit warmer for this match than the last time, and they’d set up to large containers of pink lemonade next to the main drink table. We snagged a couple glasses and quickly walked to the other side of the tent to find one of the only two tables under the tent not currently reserved.

(Just before the match started we learned that they plan to build a restaurant of sorts were the social tent currently is, giving more shade for watching the polo matches.)

This one got called...
Heat of the action…
Heading towards the goal...
Heading down the field and towards the goal…

We only ended up staying halfway through the game. Even with the fans and social tent overhead, the heat continued to rise. You can see a few more of the pictures under Photography¬†& Life tab labeled ‘Polo.’ Keep an eye for more pictures in the coming weeks.

Now it was back to the hotel where we planned to try and relax, cool down and get a little room service. As I may have said before, they’d completely changed the menu from the last time. We so enjoyed the asian meatballs and guacamole that we had last time, but we were determined to find something to suit our tastes for the evening.

Mum had the Angus Burger, while I went with the fries with parsley and lemon and the steak bites. (I rarely eat red meat, only a few times a year… but I made an exception.)

Well, that’s it for day 2. Stay tuned for the final morning in Aiken and our stop over in Columbia, SC.

~theavidpen

 

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