Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Under Armour / Baltimore / New York

This was our 5th year to go to Baltimore, Md for the Under Armour party.  Kevin Plank, the
CEO and founder of UA owns Sagamore, a horse farm in Baltimore.  So he invites the schools that wear Under Armour uniforms to come and spend a few days and go to the Preakness Horse race and a BBQ at the farm.  It is a social event that Kyle and I really enjoy.  We love the horses and it is another relaxing time for us together.

view out our hotel window to the harbor
me with Bela Karolyi
The first night we got there they took us on a ferry across the harbor to the UA Headquarters.  Bela Karolyi, the Olympic Women's Gymnastics Coach, is now with UA and was sitting right next to me talking to someone.  I asked if I could get a picture with him, he was so nice to let me.

View from Sagamore Farm owned by Kevin Plank
The second day Kyle went golfing with the other coaches, Kevin Plank, and UA reps.
The women had spa treatments set up at the hotel there.  I had a facial, massage, and a pedicure.
That evening they bussed everyone out to Sagamore Farm and to have a BBQ.  There were hundreds of people there, including those who work for UA there at the Headquarters.

One of the horses after a run.  He was beautiful!

Larry and Jan Krystkowiak with Kyle and I
The 3rd day was race day starting at Sagamore farm again for breakfast and a look at some of Kevin Plank's horses on the track there.  University of Utah Head Basketball coach and his wife were on the trip and it was fun getting to know them better.

Norm Chow in the background of Kyle and I
Norm and Diane Chow were on the trip also since Norm is Head Coach at Hawaii and they are UA.

The Under Armour box for Race Day.
This is one of those events that Kyle and I look around and think "What are we doing here?"  We feel like such posers.

The 4th day we took the train to New York.  We stopped in Philadelphia to see a football players mom.  We both love the train, it is a fast, smooth way for transportation.  The ride was a couple hours not counting the stop. 

Train station in Philadelphia
Kyle standing outside of the Dakota, where John Lenon was shot

LDS Manhattan Temple

We love everything about Central Park

We had lunch at Katz's Deli where a scene from When Harry Met Sally was filmed
We visited the 9/11 Memorial for the first time
Kyle talking to the Manhattan Utah Alumni Chapter

View of Central Park from the top
Kyle and I with one of our hosts from the Alumni Chapter

Kyle in the middle of Time Square

We were able to get into an afternoon taping of The David Letterman Show.  That was really fun!

The last night we went to the play Jersey Boys and love it!

On our way home after a great week!

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