Saturday, May 26, 2012

Today, I am a Scot....

First off, Happy Memorial Day, and thanks to all the military past and present for all your service.
This weekend at our Orange County Fairgrounds is the Scottish Festival...we haven't been for about 7 years. It was nice to go back.
Today, I am an American and I am a Scot....

Since our family has Scottish backgrounds, it made it fun.

We enjoyed walking around and seeing all the clans, the kilts, the games and the marching groups. I love the drums!
We wanted to go to the opening ceremonies, so we headed there to get a good seat...
Hubby got us meat pies and chips (definitely not diet food).

They massed large groups to make up 84 pipers and 84 drummers, which was quite thrilling.




Appearing for the first time in 8 years, the Marine Corps band from Camp Pendelton. It was awesome to hear them play and watch them march! Then they played with the bagpipe and drums, wow. Most poignant was the audience and hearing them sing with the bands and clapping for all the military....
Groups come from all over the state to compete in contests, and bagpipes and drums play all over the fairgrounds...quite thrilling...
 Across from the competition field for pipes and drums, there is the caber toss....
The caber is the telephone pole sized pole that they have to lift and throw so that it flips over, no small feat. Mind boggling!
It was a great day filled with patriotism and pride both to be American and to be a Scot....
 Now it is time for tea and biscuits.....
Thanks for visiting....
Nancy

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