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Let the Games Begin!

semi-overcast 17 °C

TODAY WAS AWESOME! Went just under an hour's train ride away to a little town called Balloch, where there was highland games going on. Got there, wandered around the little shops, and a lady had a "Scotland 2009 Vancouver Island Dancers" coat on! I couldn't believe it. So we chatted and I actually ended up sitting with with a group of 60 highland dancers and their families from the island! Jasmine and her daughter Julia were from Port Alberni. How awesome is that?! The dancing was amazing; I was in heaven! I even saw a couple of people I recognized, and one guy, Issak Lisak, who I've danced against like a million times! Crazy small world we have. AND there were lots of boys in kilts! Haha they were old men, but still! Not too much else to say but I did take like a hundred pictures so here they are!
Today I wasn't feeling 100% so I slept in quite late, and then walked around Glasgow and into the cathedral grounds and such. No good pictures, however! Anyways, off to Stirling tomorrow. The weather here is crap at the moment, but I'm in Scotland and it's supposed to rain, right?

Posted by kvandervegan 11:48 Archived in Scotland Tagged events

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Isnt Scotland great..one of my favorite countries...it is cool that you were in Balloch which is where my grandmother came from when se was eighteen to canada.....you would have seen ere house....when you first get into balloch and on the right hand side is two long low stone houses...one of them was her family home...if I remember it is just down from where the Information Welcome visitor building was....love reading your blog....you will love edinburgh I am thinking....at the castle rent the little radio thing so you can listen to the history of the castle as you move around it...I thought it was well worth it. ..are you going to climb the william wallace monument at stirling.....long way up....if you are make sure you dont over imbibe with any alcohol the night before or you will get dizzzzy ha ha.take care

by Dianne Poulter

I love all the pictures of the dancers! What great memories it stirred up inside me! :(.....:)

by Leezl

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by Leezl

remember when you had to highland dance in front of our entire grade 8 class!! AHH : )
p.s- what am i thinking, of course you dont :P lol

by tawnya y.

OMG I'm soooo jealous I missed this!!! Looks like such a great time, and crazy that you actually saw people you recognized in Glasgow!
When we were there we stayed with our relatives who live in Bearsden, not far from where you were here...they took us to Loch Lomond and Balloch Castle, it was beautiful!

by Kennedy

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