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THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE - Saturday, April 21st, 2012.  Last year we chose to watch Thunder with the Kids from the Louisville Science Center!  It was certainly one of the best fireworks displays ever! We highly recommend this for anyone with Kids that want to avoid the pushing of the crowds! There was SO much to do and we had a covered spot for the show. (Not that it was needed since it was beautiful!) and security was great so we never felt crowded.  Quite a chore with over 700,000 people attending this year! This year for 2012 we are not sure of our plans but it is the 10th anniversary of my proposal to Melissa at Thunder 2002. Check out these "Official" Pictures from Mont! from Thunder 2007!

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April 20th, 2002 was a super special Thunder for the ChicKenWarrioR! CW was officially taken "off-the market" when he proposed to his Sweetie Melissa on the Top Floor Balcony of the Harbors in Indiana overlooking the Ohio River right in the middle of THUNDER!   All are welcome to join in the excitement! On Saturday, April 21st the Derby Festival Opening Ceremonies will kick-off with the return of Thunder Over Louisville.  The World's most  unique fireworks and light extravaganza, it is still the best and you can only see it here in Louisville! (Or across the river in Jeffersonville...)






13th Anniversary of the first Derby Hot Tub Soak  - Thursday, May 3rd, 2012. Since the OAKS has now grown to be a "mini-derby" all it's own...we now all take off the Thursday before the Oaks and go to the track!  Enjoy the ponies and some juleps at the track, have a little dinner, and then a bourbon in the hot tub to cap off the day! Will a certain "secret" make an appearance??? Don't bet against it!  Be sure to plan to attend this years "Day before the Oaks Hot Tub Soak" at Casa la Warrior! For information just contact the warrior!


138th Running of the Kentucky Oaks - Friday, May 4th, 2012   The Derby Festival proudly celebrates the 137th running of The Kentucky Oaks. The phillies get their day at the track.  Originally known as "Louisville's Day" at the track, the OAKS has now grown to be a "mini-derby" all it's own...   Be sure to plan to attend the traditional "After Oaks Hot Tub Soak" at Casa la Warrior! For Oaks and Derby information contact Churchill Downs at (502) 636-4400.






138th Running of THE KENTUCKY DERBY - Saturday, May 05, 2012  Congratulations to Kentucky Derby 137 Winner Animal Kingdom in 2011!  The Derby Festival proudly celebrates the 138th running of the The Kentucky Derby. For Derby information contact Churchill Downs at (502) 636-4400.



34th Annual FANTASY FEST in Key West, Florida - Friday, Oct. 19th - Oct.28th, 2012   The 34th Annual Fantasy Fest 2012 in Key West Florida!  Be sure and check out our photo's from prior year Fantasy Fests!  2000's theme was circus and sideshows.  2001's theme was "Secrets of the Zodiac revealed". 2002 was  "Mystical Mornings, Monsterious Nights". 2003 Theme was " Daze of Futures Past". 2004 Theme was "Delirious Dreams and Hilarious Screams". 2005 Theme was "Freaks, Geeks and Goddesses".  2006 Theme was Key Weird on the Dis-Oriented Express.  2007 Theme was  Gnomes, Toads & White Rabbit Tea Parties™. Welcome to Wonderland! Through a looking glass, under a mystical bridge, over an enchanted swamp…however you arrive in Key West for Fantasy Fest 2007 you will be welcomed by all-knowing gnomes, twirling toads and white rabbit tea parties from October 19 – 28, 2007. Open the closet door, look under the bed and turn off your nightlight. Your childhood monsters may look a bit more enticing this time around. Conjure your fantasies or merry myths and pull forth a princess from your childhood dreams or that adventure through sugarplum forests…and where did I put my delightfully dazzling dragon?  The 2008 Theme was: Pirates, Pundits and Political Party Animals. The 2009 Theme was:  Villains, Vixens and Vampires. AND Finally...The 2010 Theme was Habitat for Insanity! 2012 is A-Conch-Alypse!  It is the end of the world this year you know!  Go out in style!

Our wish for Halloween 2012 is to put together the old crew for a 12 year reunion trip!  Leave the kiddos and pack up for 1 more Fantasy Fest!  The hurricanes in 2006 put a damper on all the fun, so we'll we observing with a cautious eye.  See the Warrior for details....

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