Monday, 4 June 2012

Perth Kilt Run


We celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne this weekend! There were celebrations all over Great Britain. LD especially wanted to go to Perth for the Kilt Run. So we went!

{Sebastian's 1st kilt!}

It was a cool and overcast day but we didn't let that deter us. We packed up the car and drove the 1:30hr drive to Perth. The drive alone was gorgeous. So very green and inviting. I'll never tire of the Scottish country-side. It is something to behold. I tried to take pictures from the car, but well...I'm awful at it! It has actually become a joke between LD and me. Anyway, the drive was full of lush green fields, baby sheep, and quaint cottages.

We arrived just in time to catch the parade! In America, parade's consist of many different floats and acts. In Scotland they consist of piping bands! They are the best part anyway, right?!


After the parade we walked around town. This curious village has plenty of special shops. All looked inviting and made me want to sit and stay awhile. I love that the main street's in Scotland are all unique.  The main shopping happens in the town centre.

 




This Diamond Jubilee anniversary bash was all happening in a giant field. It was packed full!! There was entertainment, food, and sign-ups for the kilt run were in full swing. They were going for the Guinness  Book of World Records for the most kilts running at once. Ha!! There were thousand's of participants!



We had a great time! The food was great, but I didn't get a picture. Scratch that. I couldn't get a picture. Sebastian was running all over the field and I was shoving food in my mouth as I tried to keep up. He just wanted to run all over everybody's picnic's! But we ate Scottish beef hamburgers on home made rolls and fresh ice cream. Yum!

The town of Perth is lovely and I can't wait to go back and enjoy more of it!





How was your weekend?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely have to add Perth to our list of things to see in Scotland.

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  2. Oh my gosh, that tiny little kilt is SO CUTE!! As I was looking at your cool pictures, I kept kind of hoping there would be another one-- so adorable!! I see that you guys at least got some sunshine-- we are all jealous down here!

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    1. We couldn't stop laughing at how cute he looked! My Mom made it! People were stopping us to take his picture. I didn't see any other kids in kilts. It got a bit cold so we had to put his jeans on under it, but he wore his kilt the whole day. It was really fun! I need to find another occasion where he can wear it before he grows out of it!

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  3. Sebastian is SO CUTE in that little kilt. That is adorable & Hilarious. I mean dashing! ;) LOL! Awesome day.

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  4. Look at all those kilts! That sounds like such a fun adventure.

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  5. Awww how adorable is he in his teeny little kilt!? No wonder people were stopping you to take his photo! :)

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  6. Isn't he dear!!! Amazing pictures again.

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  7. Way to celebrate the Queen’s 60th reign, huh? Sebastian blended so well with the crowd, wearing that tiny little kilt. How many pairs of kilts does he own? I hope a lot, and not only traditional Scottish kilts, but also variety of modern ones. Have a nice day!

    Anita Newman @ UT Kilts

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