Say what? This is the face of a (very attractive) guy that didn’t know what a Dragon Boat race was until today. And that little lady in his sunglasses? Clueless 🙂
Thank goodness we had the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival to show us what it’s all about!
In all seriousness, the Dragon Boat Festival was a really cool thing that I’m so glad we went to! It was more of an Asian celebration festival (even cooler in my opinion) where all the different Asian nations came together to share their food and love of culture with the state of Colorado. Awesome, right?!
We saw so many cool things: every type of food under the (hot, scorching) sun, costumes, incredible make-up, people of every race and nationality (AWESOMENESS), break-dancers, water and sand (a rarity here), and the largest number of Port-a-Potties in one place I’ve ever EVER seen. But my favorite moment of the entire festival? Had to be this hula dancer on the main stage:
You know when you see someone doing something they truly LOVE to do? Something they were practically born to do? And it makes you tear up just knowing that they are blissfully happy in that one moment…
And because of their blissful happiness, YOU become blissfully happy? That was what this woman did for me. She’s a little older and doesn’t have the exact body of a hula dancer that we automatically think of. But she was born to do the hula!
Sorry to get all mushy on y’all, but it honestly moves me to see people doing what they love to do. ONWARDS! There were so many gorgeous, vivid colors out today! I loved all of the umbrellas and hand-held fans:
And the rice paddy hats. I don’t know what these are called, so I’m really sorry if that’s not PC, but there were TONS of these hats everywhere! The awesome friends we were with bought some and I was secretly jealous the rest of the day 🙂
The rest of the night we watched some TV, I wrote for a while, and then hit the sack early! Thank goodness…I think last night was the first time I’ve been in bed before 11pm in almost 3 weeks. Crazy, right? Tell me about it!
[Side note: I was totally lame and forgot my camera for the incredible baby shower I went to this morning for my friend Jan and her beautiful baby girl Piper June. I will say that this was only the second shower I’ve ever been to! It’s always so fun, and I ALWAYS learn something new about childbirth and pregnancy. Sometimes it’s scary :)]
Any firsts this weekend? Tell me what y’all have been up to! Has anyone ever been to a dragon boat festival before? Better yet, has anyone RACED in a dragon boat before?! That would probably deem you the coolest ever. Just sayin’ 😉