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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dragon Boats!



This past weekend Aaron and I hit up the annual Dragon Boat Festival. We attended this event last year during our "falling in love" phase. We had talked about heading back this year to get another set of matching dragon tattoos, but neither of us bothered to check when the event was taking place. Well Saturday came and after eating a nice lunch of chicken burritos at Denver's D'Corazon, to celebrate my completion of this year’s teacher certification exam, we started heading home. We were debating how to spend our afternoon when we happened to pass a new billboard advertising a new radio station. We were intrigued and decided to tune in. Right as we changed our station we heard an advertisement for the dragon boat festival going on right then! We knew it was meant to be! We turned our car around and headed for the dragon boats. We were so excited!

We got to last years festival just after the dragon boat races had ended, but this year we were able to catch the action.


Ready, Set... GO!

Aaron and I really got into the festivities by playing a little dress up.

Our fav is the bottom right!

They had everything this year from self defense and an old man breaking steel with his arm...


to Polynesian dancers...


and even break dancing.


We enjoyed the magic show...


dancing dragons...


and even the fellow crowd members!


We can't wait until next year! We are thinking about signing up to be in a race!

8 comments:

Jennie said...

How cool! Where was this so we can go next year? I love the photo booth pictures.

Nisa said...

do you get to wear the hats during the race!

Nisa said...

hey guys, what was the name of the name of the resort you visited in mexico?

Christina said...

What a fun thing for you guys. I remember the pictures from last year's festival on your slide show! I like the photo booth pictures, too!

Honey said...

You guys are so good at finding fun stuff to do. And what fun traditions you've started!

Angela and Aaron said...

I'll answer both questions... Jennie, the festival was at Sloans Lake just west of Invesco feild. Nisa, we stayed at the Grand Mayan. It was amazing you guys should go there... and take me with you :)

Paul said...

That picture with the hats is awesome...

Erin said...

Ang!!! Hey! I just wanted to say hi! How is married life??? HOpe all is well