There were different booths set up displaying crafts from different cultures such as Tongan wood carvers, Navajo basket weavers and all sorts of other cool stuff. It was really amazing watching this Tongan man sit on the ground and carve a Tiki out of a log... This is a picture of a Japanese gentleman teaching Japanese calligraphy....
They also had numerous stands selling all kinds of ethnic food. The smell was unbelieveable. Laotian food, Hawaiin, Mexican, Russian....you name it, they had it. Here is a picture of the Laotian ladies.....
We played it safe and ate some Teriyaki Beef sticks from Hawaii. Unfortunately we came unprepared for the chilly night air and had to leave sooner than we wanted. The kids were freezing..... Had we known ahead of time how cool this festival was, we would have made sure we could stay. Next year it will be a must do on our fun list..... The best part about it was that there was no entrance fee. Free entertainment is always good.
Saturday, Denver spent the day fishing in Idaho. Funny story.....I got a friend request from my 2nd cousin on my Dad's side. He is from Florida and I think I have only met him once...although I cant really remember it. He lives in Boise now and was talking about fishing and so I mentioned that my husband likes to fish. Long story short, Denver drove 3 hours to Idaho to fish with my cousin and his son. According to Denver, he caught 100 fish. The boys are skeptical...this could be due to the fact that every time Denver has taken them fishing it has been a bust. I guess we will have to make another trip up there and see if his story is on the up and up.... :)
Sunday, Nate and Alisa kept the kids for us so we could go and see the movie "Angels and Demons". I have been waiting for this movie for a long time. I LOVED this book and although I know that movies never compare to the books, I still enjoy watching them. This movie did not disappoint, although the beginning was different than the book. This was a little irritating at first, but about 20 minutes into the movie I forgave them because they followed the book correctly for most of the remaining movie....notice I said "most". Ah well....its Hollywood, what can you do?
Sunday evening, after the kids were put to bed, we rented and watched the movie "Taken"....this was another great movie. Very intense and frightening at times. I love movies and could watch one every night if time permitted.
Hope you all had a great weekend....it is supposed to be 90 degrees today. Time to turn on the AC!!