Highlights from the Tacoma Highland Games June 25th, 2011
The 41st annual Tacoma Highland Games were held at Frontier Park in Graham  WA ( just east of McChord AFB).  
We went to see the youth compete in the traditional Scottish Highland dances first.  When they took a break we  sped  to the bag pipe competition area, but they were also on break.  After a quick loop around the vendor tents , we  went to the heavy athletics' arena next.  At 12 noon, we were back at the main stage to enjoy the  opening ceremonies.   The parade of clans processional was accompanied by warm sunshine.  After a  bite of haggis to eat, we toured more of the grounds, including a harp circle.  Of course, I made my way back to the caber toss, just as you knew I would !    I regret we had to leave & couldn't  stay for the ceilidh celebration that evening & we missed out on the music at the beer garden.

Most of you know I love pipes & dancing.  But there's just something about a man in a kilt that draws me in & holds my attention - more than I realized till now !    So I make no excuses  for all the burly men  in kilt photos.  But I do regret not seeing any of the individuals compete in the pipe & drum competitions.  If you enjoy this slideshow, there's even more photos up on the server you can checkout.     Hope to see you at the Tacoma Highland Games in 2012.


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