Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ye'll ken you're a man when you're wearing a kilt

This weekend was the Utah Scottish Festival.
What a blast!
We went Friday night to the Military Tattoo and Concert.
These pictures give a brief idea of how large the massed bands were. There were over 120 Pipe bands. It was amazing!

Shortly thereafter, the rain came down, and the floods came up! (The mud anyway!) We couldn't resist dancing in the rain to the Wicked Tinkers though!

Then on Saturday, Mark competed in the Scottish Heavy Games. He did soooo good!

See his kilt twirling? I love it when the kilt twirls.

This is Mark and his friend Mike. Mike kicks Mark's butt. Mike always gets third. Mark always gets fourth. His goal is to beat Mike in at least one event.

Sprout and Panda participated in the children's Highland Games. Sprout even turned the Caber! Way to go, buddy!

Lulu beat the Giant! She loved it!
The best part of the whole day came after this:

Mark turned the caber on all three tries. He got third place and earned his FIRST (and only) medal! (Not to mention he beat Mike!)


Barney Family said...

Wow! That's amazing! I'm so sad we missed it!! What fun for your family, though. And I'm so glad Mark finally beat Mike! Rock on!!

Heather Ann said...

So cool! We have Scottish games here every year about 15 min away, and I ALWAYS forget to go! I see the pictures in the paper and go, "dang, I missed 'em again!" Congrats to Mark!