As you may or may not know, I live directly on Sloan's Lake in Denver. I wake up every morning and look out my front window across a park and see the lake with the Rockies as a backdrop. I have to say, it's not a bad way to start the day. Well in late July the 10th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival was held on the lake, which means 2 packed days of Dragon Boat Races right in front of my house. How can you go wrong?
No boat for me this year, but the races went on all day and the festival was in full swing as well. Every type of Asian food you could imagine and some that you couldn't. The Asian market was also a good place to start practicing for your trip to SE Asia. "$15 for this Bamboo plant and some rocks? How about $5 and you keep the rocks?" There was also a dragon head in search of it's body and a few karate demonstrations going on too.
I even managed to track down some wild life and get Riley out for a little while. Looks like this goose lost a paddle! Lucky for him Riley was on a lease ;)