one of my old college friends came in from florida to her hometown of clarksburg, wv. the great thing about being old friends is that she probably won't mind too much that i just called her old...
so we packed up the family and drove 2 hours to the scottish festival in bridgeport, wv. mostly to see my friend and her family. but when we got there we were amazed at the size of the festival. the world highland games were held there this year. all of the athletes were flinging giant cannonball things - and tossing giant poles - etc. they even had trading cards of the different professional contestants. highland dancers, bagpipe bands, celtic music, and tons of great food.
the kids got to try their hands at tossing heavy objects, what kid wouldn't love that? they all got little passports to be stamped by the different clans represented at the festival and were rewarded with a little lochness monster. there was a puppet show (put together by my friend's sister) and a booth with wooden swords and shields that g loved. crafts for m, including a crown and a kilt-wearing puppet!
we all had a really great time! sometimes it is surprising how much fun it is to try something new.