Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chicago Scottish Highland Games Visit

It was a beautiful day in Chicagoland for a father's day weekend celebration of heritage. G#2 has the Scottish flag painted on her cheek and all of us were listening to a story being read about Hamish McHaggis and the Ghost of Glamis. I'd bought another of the Hamish stories for a niece's Christmas present last year and now it was fun to have the story read to us.

The festival had all the bells and whistles of a typical highland games including Piping and Drumming competition, Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, the Sheaf Toss, the Clachnert, Highland Dance competition, Rugby, soccer, Dogs of Scotland, mini golf, crafts, British Car Show, and musical performances on the Celtic Rock Stage.  I only wished I was allowed to help judge the shortbread contest.  We ate shepherd's pie and fish/chips. It was a brilliant way to end a busy week of travel and VBS events!

BTW, G#3 did get to SLC and will enjoy his week with extended family and plenty of pool and outdoor fun!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quarry Visits and Fishing Nearby

Best part of the quarry visit was the bus ride!  Not only did one of the Gs catch a fish, another one caught a fish the next day. Busy summer days and vacation Bible school keep us hopping.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Delites

20 hours of driving I80 to I29 to I35 and back on I80 for visits with family and friends, and PAPA KENO's pizza.

AND Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, but you'll have to check that out for yourselves, b/c it's worth it.

Summer CRAZy schedule is begun!  And the kitchen is undergoing changes finally... Oh, follow me on twitter either at the bottom of this page or at twitter as g3mom