And a third one. I did not photograph all of them, but you get the idea!
Here is a photograph from the dancing competition. There were age groups and all levels of expertize represented during the day.
This is the marching band that played for the opening ceremonies. I just LOVE bagpipes and drums!
Here is another view of the band.
These photographs of the Clydesdales were taken especially for my friend Vanessa. Enjoy, my friend! (can you believe I got that close to a horse?)
Ah, another competition band.
This is a photograph of part of the Highland Games. You can see the man throwing that large telephone pole thing. Obviously, no one was very close to the event.
Oh, I wish you could have heard this group! This is the Chelsea House Orchestra from Chelsea, Michigan. These are high school students! What excitement they caused! When we walked down the midway we heard them playing a piece from "The Last of the Mohicans". Seriously, I got a lump in my throat and felt all tingly. Their sound and their passion and obvious joy in their playing left us speechless. You can read about them at www.chelseahouseorchestra.org. They have several CD's out (yep, I bought one). The sales proceeds pay for their road trips to events like this one.