Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Festival and Family

One of many pipe and drum bands

Wayne's sister and husband from Iowa recently spent a couple of days with us on their western vacation. Their visit coincided with the annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival for which Mother Nature kindly provided excellent weather. We joined thousands of spectators for the Saturday morning parade then walked to the fairgrounds for food, Celtic games, music, Scottish merchandise, clan gatherings, dog events, dancing, and more. (Click on the red link above to view a short video.)

Clans displaying their tartans

Military and Scottish bands

Jan and Doug were here for only a couple of days but we managed to pack a lot into that brief visit in addition to the festival - lunch at Moon Kats Tea Shoppe, a hike, and a cook-out in Rocky Mountain National Park. We also enjoyed lots of lively conversation. We're so glad they came!

Sister (Jan) and brother (Wayne) hiking around Lily Lake

Jan and Doug roasting hot dogs. Doug is wearing his
Clan Shaw T-shirt.

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