Monday, 8 July 2013

The Highland Games

This weekend we got down to business and checked off the first item on our summer budget bucket list. I threw a bunch of crap in the car {because a toddler always needs a bunch of stuff for a road trip} and off we went! Saturday was the most perfect of days. The sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing and we were going to our very first Highland Games.

Let it be known now that I have never seen such brute strength in all my life. Or so many kilts in one place...

The games were in a giant field and we couldn't really get too close. Which was a bummer because I wanted to get up close and personal with these brawny men. It was all in the name of safety though. They were throwing tree's and boulders you know. I just looked on in awe. These guys were the real deal. I preferred the Highland Dancing and the Bagpipe competition. I loved the costumes and the music. It just felt Scottish.

Once we'd walked around the whole field I was starving. I don't do well when I'm hungry. So we set off to find the food trucks. There was only one. Seriously. The Luss Highland Gathering hadn't been on for the past 2 yrs due to flooding so there was a massive amount of people there. Everyone was selling out of food and there was one lone truck left. We waited in the queue for 45 minutes. I kid you not. But, the burgers were worth it. Scottish beef with haggis and whiskey chutney on a homemade floury roll. Oh. Em. Gee. I dreamt about it that night. I want more.

You guys, it was such an experience. Loads of people rooting for their favourite hunky guys and Scottish gourmet food. What more do you want?!

1 comment:

  1. So cool! Did you find out why there wasn't more food available? I can't wait till we can come over and have these experiences too! Enjoy the continued sunny weather!


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