Then we traveled to Salt Lake City. We got there a little bit early so we had time to watch the taiko drummers. They were very cool!
We also had time to get some pictures. Jeff came with us and was our official photographer, which we really appreciated!
|We made Jeff wear our happi coat!|
I was so happy that Kylie was able to dance with us this year! It was fun to start her out on this tradition, because she will probably now be dancing for many years to come!
It was quite busy at the festival, but we were finally able to locate our family in the crowd!
Eventually it was time to dance! The dances are like muscle memory to us now, after so many years of dancing. It was very hot this year, though!
It was a beautiful evening, and it continued to get even more beautiful as the sun went down and the lanterns lit up!
At the very end, the public gets to join us for the last two songs. It is always so much fun! I taught Jeff the dances, and he caught on quickly. Even Seiji danced this year!
Afterwards, as the tradition goes, we went to The Salt Lake Roasting Company for some cheesecake and Italian sodas. They were so delicious, and the perfect way to end a perfect evening!