We gathered the Clan and headed up on the mountain for the 55th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. The girls were excited to wear their tye dye shirts they had made at the Children’s Playhouse. I have found that it is easier to keep them in my radar when they are wearing similar colors. We shuttled up to the mountain and the girls enjoyed riding in the Bus (I think mainly because they didn’t have to buckle up :). After listening to some music and getting a slushie we listened to Orville Hicks tell a story. Jody remembers his uncle telling him Jack Tales when he was in school.
We finally made it into the Meadow where the competitions and events were taking place. Grandfather Mountain is a perfect place to host this Scottish Celebration as the clouds blew across the top of the mountain It was neat to see the Sheaf Toss although the girls called it “throwing the sack” and the Caber Toss. They also enjoyed the pole vaulting and the bagpipe competition. I think that Lydia was most excited about the sheep herding demonstration.
We decided to come off of the mountain and back to the house for dinner before the Celtic Rock Concert. I packed our light up suckers and some glow sticks and were off to dance the night away to bagpipes, drums, guitars, fiddles, and even a digeridoo…. It was a great ending to an adventurous day in the land of bagpipes and kilts! We plan to go back next year and camp for all 4 days so we can party with the pipers!