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Sunday, April 3, 2011
A Scottish Weekend!
We had such a good time at the Highland Games yesterday. We missed the opening ceremony with the Parade of the Clans and the Scottish Dog Parade due to unavoidable Army business that my husband had to do, but we enjoyed visiting the booths, listening to the music, and watching the games. My husband met up with his friends. A reporter was out at the games, saw them talking, (I'm sure it's because they make a striking group!) and took their picture. They may be in next week's paper! That's my husband on the far right.
This little girl was thoroughly enjoying the music! She was almost more entertaining than the band! She was twirling and jumping around...oh, to have that energy!
Here is a Viking explaining sword techniques to a couple of future warriors, I'm sure!
The competitors come from all over the country. There were more competitors in the games this year than in previous years. Man, are these guys big! One of the games is the sheaf toss. The sheaf weighs 16 pounds and the bar keeps getting raised! The bar eventually was removed and the guys threw over the line connecting the two poles at the top. That was 36 feet! A competitor in the over 50 age group has the world record.
This "game" is tossing a 42 pound weight over bars that also keep being raised. This was the last game and the guys were getting tired. That's a lot of weight to be throwing around!
Other games were the caber toss, the 16 pound hammer throw, a 26 and a 56 pound weight for distance, the braemer stone (an 18 pound stone thrown like a shot put), just to name a few. These guys are serious athletes.
Maggie and Fergus had a wonderful time too. They get so much attention! People stop us to take their picture and pet them. Fergus acts like he's royalty! When we were sitting watching the games or listening to the band, he would start to act a little restless. I quickly discovered what he wanted...a walk around the grounds so he could be loved and adored by all the people! You should have seen him struttin' his stuff! It was so obvious what he was thinking, at least to us!
To continue our Scottish weekend, my husband made a Scottish breakfast: porridge and haggis! Yum!