The boat farther out is the Peaceful Dragon going back to the dock after winning the race.
As for the festival, it wasn't all that bad. I guess the heat element damped all the festival-goers spirit a bit. But to us, it was a whole new experience. It was a first for us and a first for The Peaceful Dragon who joined the race for the 1st time this year. And to show our support, we went. Indeed, it was a fun trip for my princess and our friends who went with us, including their teenage relatives from Arizona who enjoyed the scenery by the lake. I had fun cheering! And being at the edge of the water was refreshing. All that cool breeze blowing had energize my cheering spirit to cheer louder! (",) Which paid off ! - Our team won 1st place in the B Division. Not bad for a 1st-timer. So much to say, We were all hyped-up with happiness. Inside me, I was proud( emote daw ako!). I literally put the team together. Oh those crazy days, trying to get the team complete and looking for replacements...*sigh*... it's all worth it.
The best part of it all is that my princess( who was cranky early that day- pati ulo ko sumakit sa inis- drama bah!- dahil yata sa init), along with her best friend, had fun playing by the lake- throwing rocks and pebbles in the water (we all joined in after a while) , wading in and out, after finally commencing the day, by turning themselves into little beavers with their own "dam" built to boot! "twas a good day...and to end the day- we went to eat some good locally-made Ice cream. Mocha almond fudge - Yummy!