We went to a wonderful Celtic Festival and Highland Games event this past weekend. We had so much fun! I even ran into my brother and his family, who I hadn't expected to see that day. That was a nice surprise! My husband belongs to the Cameron Clan and I to the Home/Hume Clan. Neither of our clans were there this year, but we had fun watching the gathering of the clans to march in the parade anyway. Here they are getting all lined up.
This next shot is of the Central High School Kilties. They are the oldest all girl marching band here in the states and date back to 1926. A lot of my family and my husband's and my family have graduated from this high school and it was very cool to see them. They even did a show , but there were so many people that were watching , I couldn't get a good shot.
Here is Alex ( in the black ), dueling in the boffer weapons tournament. Nope , he didn't win. He had fun though.
They also had carriage rides.
This couple and a pal of theirs demoed weapons and gave a history and meaning of each one. It was very interesting. They were very good duelers as well.
I have to tell you a funny story. There were hay bails placed around for people to sit on. There were three kids sitting on one, Alex included. They always , unbeknowst to the crowd, charge at certain point in their show. When they did this, they charged toward Alex and the other two kids. It scared Alex so bad, he screamed , jumped up and ran several yards from the spot where they were.It was so very funny. The duelers even had to stop a minute because they were laughing so hard! We were finally able to convence Alex to take a picture with them, only after they told him he could hold some weapons to protect himself against them. LOL
Lastly, here are some beautiful wolf hounds that were there. The one on the right, is only about 2 1/2 years old and weighs 200 lbs! These guys were huge! The owners have 4 altogether. They were all there, but I only got a shot of these two.
Well, sorry this post was kind of long. It's been so long, I had a lot to share! Thank you all for all of your continued visits and for your wonderful comments! I do so love reading them! Come back real soon!
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