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!

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