Have you ever noticed that depending on the festivities or holidays the number of people who become involved increases to exponential amounts? For example for St. Patrick's day, everyone in Springfield, suddenly becomes Irish. For Pulaski day everyone becomes Polish and for the Highland games, everyone becomes Scottish, or so it seems. Maybe this is just an American thing.
The Highland games were on last weekend. You know the same weekend that the Art Fair was on. The same weekend that the Farmer's market opened up and the same weekend that the Pride Festival was on. Maybe I shouldn't say weekend, but say DAY! I told you it is either feast or famine here. Last weekend was a feast. A feast I tried to be part of, because my motto has become..."Have Camera Will Travel"...goes back to the T.V. show that was on from 1957-1963 (btw I was a teeny weeny baby when that show started on T.V. , and why I know about it, is beyond me).
Back to this topic, I made it to the Highland games which by their posted description is "a unique mix of sports, culture and community. They usually comprise a program of field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' like the tug-o-war, the hammer throw and tossing the caber. " Well, needless to say I got there late, because I had to go there, there, and there and so by the time I arrived, half of the activities were over or so it seemed. Well the activity I really wanted to see, the caber toss, was done. But I did manage to take some photos. Not the best but never the less some photos preserving the memory.
Btw if you were wondering what the Scots wear under their kilts, now you know ;)