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Posted on 07.17.2015

Postcards From the Road

Posted on 07.02.2015

Postcards from The Road

Posted on 06.30.2015

Postcards from The Road

Posted on 08.06.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.2

Posted on 08.05.2013

Zen Puppy Vol.1

Posted on 05.17.2013

Induction Speech and Thank You's from Ann and Nancy

Posted on 10.02.2012

Fanatic out today!

Posted on 05.16.2012

more thoughts

Posted on 03.19.2012

March run...thoughts from Motley Sue

Posted on 12.09.2011

Heart News - December 1983 - A Letter from Lou Wilson - to Ann & Nancy and the fans...

Posted on 10.21.2011

Oz blog 3

Posted on 10.17.2011

Motley Sue - New Zealand Blog 2

Posted on 10.16.2011

Our trip down unda ~ Motley Sue's Blog entry 1

Posted on 07.24.2010

Writing Mistral Wind

Posted on 06.01.2010

Dear class of 2010

Posted on 12.05.2008

funny things that Nancy has said....

Posted on 12.05.2008

Cheerful Earful!

Posted on 08.30.2008

Debbie Shair's Q&A's

Posted on 08.13.2008

man is it hot on the road

Posted on 07.29.2008

Week three already?

Posted on 07.21.2008

As promised - here it is :) Ann's new tattoo.

Posted on 07.11.2008

Summer Tour entry one

Posted on 03.12.2008

Greg Upchurch

Posted on 10.26.2007

Happy Halloween!

Posted on 04.18.2007

Last nights Dreamboat Annie Performance

Posted on 12.05.2006

Impact Awards, May 2nd 2003 [ 12/5/2006 ]

Posted on 10.31.2006

Response to Craig Ferguson, and this year's Halloween Party

Posted on 10.20.2006

Helllooooo

Posted on 03.16.2006

A Sad Note

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings

Posted on 12.20.2005

Holiday Greetings- Posted by : The Band

Posted on 10.31.2005

The annual halloween party

Posted on 10.13.2005

Frank Cox's son Chris - sends us a journal ~ he's a volunteer who has been doing animal rescue

Posted on 10.05.2005

Elizabethtown

Posted on 09.13.2005

Hold On

Posted on 08.31.2005

To our Southern Mongers

Posted on 08.31.2005

To Carl ~ Posted by : Mike InezHey

Posted on 07.20.2005

Kentucky Derby 2005 - The Last Bash

Posted on 07.11.2005

Derby Day II

Posted on 07.07.2005

Kentucky Derby day

Posted on 07.05.2005

"Bling Bling" The Derby Part 4

Posted on 06.26.2005

Derby Continued (part 3)

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do i start... part 2

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do I start...

Posted on 05.29.2005

Nancy and Cameron go to the pacific northwest to show th film and support independant record stores

Posted on 05.16.2005

Scoring Elizabeth Town

Posted on 04.11.2005

Hey There Mongers!~Posted by : Debbie Shair

Posted on 03.29.2005

Spring has sprung

Posted on 03.29.2005

What have I done... Well...since i left the witness protection program...~Posted by : Craig

Posted on 03.23.2005

Mike Inez - checking in

Posted on 12.31.2004

From My family to yours

Posted on 12.31.2004

Mongers of the world unite!

Posted on 10.06.2004

Hellooo heartmongers!!!

Posted on 06.23.2005

Where do i start... part 2

Posted by: Ann Wilson

...anyway, it turns out that since Kentucky is the home of America's finest bourbon whiskey distilleries large and small, the drink of choice at the Derby is the Mint Julep. If that makes your head spin just thinking about it, just wait.

When we arrived at Louisville airport schlepping our big round boxes, we headed on down toward baggage claim through an environment that had been decorated to the hilt. There were teen-age girls in wide hoop skirts handing out chocolates filled with (you guessed it) Bourbon, and bluegrass music playing as a friendly cart stopped and offered to give us a lift the rest of the way. Painted portraits of past Derby winners graced the walls, and the airport shops were festooned with flowers.

When the cart came to the end of the line we dismounted and peered nervously down the hallway. To our surprise there was a tall, uniformed policewoman bearing down on us with a look of determination. We wondered quickly what we could have done wrong. We needn't have worried, it was Marianne, our own, personal security person provided by our hosts. Her job was to guard us 24/7, to be on call should we need anything, to drive us around, get us into places smoothly, to keep any odd ones at a distance and generally take care of us. Marianne tuned out to be our angel.

Going to the Derby or someplace like Mardi Gras is obviously alot different than being on a Heart Tour where everything is the way we like it, and the people around are respectful. No, all people aren't as cool as our Heartmongers. It was amazing to me how just the sight of Marianne, her uniform, her height, her no-nonsense air could clear us a good path through a crowded hotel lobby. People just didn't mess with her at all. She made getting around in the packed little city much much easier.

The first night, we got our beauty sleep, set out hats and gowns and shoes for the next two days of races and parties. We researched the horses as best we could, hoping to make some intelligent bets if possible...but that's another story. After a nice glass of wine and a little recap of the first day, we went to our respective rooms and laid down our heads.

To Be Continued......

Ann

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