I spent a nice day on Sunday with my sister and her boyfriend. We attended the local Celtic Festival and Highland Games. A few weeks ago I also went to our state fair. Here are some pictures of that recent fun. I thought I would share some of the great highlights recently since you guys have been mostly getting the bad stuff.
In addition to what I took photos of above, I also got to watch a hurling match (very strange game), part of a rugby match, hammer throwing, the hale-bale throwing thing (not sure what they call that), and some other sort of thing where they throw something large and heavy into the air. Unfortunately, I missed the caber tossing because that happened on Saturday.
I also ate some really yummy food. I decided to pass on the haggis. Instead, I had an oyster po’ boy and fried pickles. It may not be very celtic, but it did remind me of New Orleans, which I love. And it was very, very good. Especially the oysters.
Oh, and I got really, really sunburnt. Yay. In my defense, I had brought a coat that would have make sun-screen not necessary. I wasn’t prepared for it to be in the high 70s, lower 80s in the middle of October! Oh well, my mistake. I’m applying a lot of lotion and waiting for the peeling to start. At least I had a really good time!
Additionally, my football team won on Sunday (Who Dat!), and I got to catch the highlights and the last 15 minutes or so. The rest wasn’t on TV in my area. I have been spending lots of time with the doggies. I had dinner with my Mom and step-Dad on Saturday night. I have also started reading Killing Lincoln, which my step-Dad told me is really good.
The last thing I want to leave you with is advice that my Dad gave me today. He said, “You don’t always have to be a rock.” Thanks, Dad. I love my family for reminding me of that.