Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Day at the Races

Dragon Boat Races that is……We didn’t see many races but we had a great time with our friends. SpicyGirl was the first friend we met and lo and behold….DD and SG had on matching shirts! Not only do we all shop at JC Penney’s but Target as well. (4-17-07 post)

Dragon Dance Lion Dance

DD really enjoyed the lion dance and dragon dance. Let’s face it, DD likes to dance!

After the dances we all went down to the edge of the water to watch the main event-Dragon Boat Races Unfortunately, we only got to see 2 of the boats racing. It wasn’t quite as exciting as we thought it might be. The program directors had allotted several hours for the races. Now we know why. It took them much longer to get everyone in the proper place than it took to actually race. Oh well, at least we had fun visiting. We even met a family with a daughter from the very same SWI as DD. Other than our original travel group, we’ve never personally met anyone from there. If Marlee’s mom is reading this blog, I’d love to hear from you. Maybe we can compare notes about our girls..........

A festival is never complete without a little face painting or arm painting in this case.

At first, the girls waited patiently in the tattoo line.

Then, DD decided to play with SpicyGirls piggy tails to help the time pass a little faster. Ha!

Showing off their tattoos..All for one and one for all!

We were fortunate enough to find a nice parking garage close to all of the activities. At least we thought we were lucky until we decided to leave for lunch and realized that there was no attendant on duty to let us out of the garage. Never fear…. Daddy Darling had a great idea….He had Ski Instructor hold up the lift gate while we all drove under it to get out. I sure hope there wasn’t a camera taking pictures of us. I just wish I had taken a picture. It was too funny!

Oops! Ski Instructor, were you supposed to pay this? Ha!


Mommy Spice said...

You got some great shots.I almost took the same picture of D.D. playing with S.G.s pony tails. And Ski Instructor holding up the bar so we could drive out of the ENTRANCE, was hilarious. If only we'd gotten a picture of that!!

emmie said...

WOW sounds like so much fun! You even got to meet up with neat!
Cute pics as well!

Mommy Spice said...

Still no electricity? Our church still doesn't have it either and D.S. is on his way home. Ours went out last night, but it was back on by the time I got home. I hope yours comes back on soon.

Panda-Mom said...

We had a great time being with all of you!