Did that get your attention? Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Scottish Highland Games in my new home town. I’ve always wanted to go but when I lived in California they were between a 2-4 hour drive one way and I had no one to go with. When I saw the Tacoma Highland Games coming to the park 5 minutes from my house, I called my sister and said “Want to go to the highland games?” She responded, “Yes, I’ve always wanted to go.”
So bright and early Saturday morning, we got up and headed out. It was a beautiful day.
This is a picture of Mt. Rainier in the distance, still covered with snow and the clouds hanging around it.
This was one of the first participants we came across:
There was pipe and drumming competitions throughout the day and I never got tired of hearing them.
There were food vendors:
I didn’t try and Scottish Meat Pies, it was too warm.
Don’t worry, not real elephant ears, its whole wheat dough that is quick fried and cover with brown sugar – it was delicious.
And they had Highland dancing competitions for the younger set:
This was the only young man in the competition
And there was this young lady, she always danced by herself. She was adorable.
And here’s the flags and the pipe and drum bands from the opening ceremonies:
Needless to say I had a fun day. It was something to experience and enjoy.
It also almost made me want to write a Scottish Highlands historical with a hero who always wears a kilt 🙂
Maybe I can come up with a contemporary erotic romance? The idea has possibilities.
Have a great Saturday.