(this photo by www.nyenoona.com)
We travelled to Washington DC for the annual July 4th festival at Wat Lao Buddhavong. The festival had a lot of Thai/Lao food, shopping, music/concert, cultural education, and fundraising towards lao landmines, and unexploded ordnance -MAG.
Many people showed up to the festival despite the storm that took out power for so many and the miserable heat (111 degrees). A senator of Virginia attended the festival along with some well known Thai singers. One of them being Maitai. My mother waited for approx 4 hours in the heat to hear him perform. I did not make it long enough to see him so my aunt caught a photo of my mom and the singer. (her blog www.nyenoona.com)
It was hot, but a fun day at the temple. Coming soon photos of the rest of my DC trip. Stay tuned!