This past weekend was FULL of all sorts of fun! Friday was a good day, since it was Good friday. :) We lazed about in the morning, then in the afternoon, we headed down to a new restaurant a friend just opened, "Steve and Lauri's Restaurant". We had pork and chicken, and fried rice, which Josh said was the BEST fried rice he's ever had! (He even said that two days later when he warmed up some of the leftovers we had taken home! So you know it must have been good!)
That evening, though, was the BEST! There is a US Navy ship that just docked here at Colombo Port, and they had their band do a free concert in a nearby park. WOW!!!!!!!! It was probably the best concert I've ever been to! I had NO idea what we were going to be seeing. I sort of just expecting a big band playing Sousa marches. That's fine and good, but does get a little old, so we wanted to go to show support, show the kids a US band, get out of the house, do something a little different, then come home and go to bed. The concert started at 6pm. We got there as the big US Navy band was playing Stars and Stripes Forever. It was loud and good and fun! Then, they switched out...and in comes a traditional dance group. It was so fun! Well, this started a whole series of switches between different bands and all different traditional dance groups! The Sri Lankan army and navy bands played, along with the US Navy band, plus LOTS of different traditional dance/drum/music groups! So awesome! There was a drum band that was INCREDIBLE!!!!!! And the Kandyan dancers were AMAZING!!! And there was a group that danced with fiery torches...and the two guys in the middle had masks on that were covered with flames!! They danced and twirled and did flips!! And then there was the 7th Fleet Band who played JAZZ music and it was SO tight! HA! Even Peter and Claire loved it!!!!!! (That's saying something!) It was SO much fun and I'm SO glad we went!