Scotland the Brave!
at the 2008 Renaissance Festival
Yesterday our family went to Bonner Springs, KS to the Annual Renaissance Festival. We had a good time. We met some good friends up there. All of us have Scottish roots so we thought it would be a great time to see some of the "highland games" being presented. Matthew came in fourth place to the Haggis throwing contest. There were some games, but not as many as we thought there would be. There were a lot of men in kilts. One of the things that the boys did was taste haggis. Haggis is a traditional Scottish food that is basically the innards of a sheep, mixed with spices and cooked inside a sheep stomach. Yuck. Two out of three liked it. I didn't even try it. It was really nice to hear the bagpipes playing in the back ground. Even though it was a somewhat nice day, (it was great to see good friends), I think we will be heading to a different type of Scottish Highland Games next time. In the state of Missouri, there are literally hundreds of festivals available to enjoy. Until next time.....