Category Archives: Things To Do

Sand Hills in Middle America! Who Knew?

Corn stalks forever. Hundreds of miles of cornstalks–from horizon to horizon. On our trip from Oregon to Georgia last summer we drove halfway through Nebraska on Interstate-80, then turned south toward Kansas just before we reached Grand Island. If the southwest … Continue reading

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A Monday Post?

It’s 2:01 a.m. Pacific Daylight time on Monday morning here in western Oregon. We went to Oregon’s largest Highland Game event on Saturday. It’s largest based on the area of the grounds it takes place on, the size of the one-day attendance, … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 4: Children’s Areas and Animals

Animals that originated in Scotland can be found at some events. There may be wagons pulled by Clydesdale horses that carry people around the grounds. Local farmers may have Highland cattle and Scottish breed sheep (Black Face, Shetland) on exhibits. … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 3: Vendors and Food

Note: Sorry this didn’t appear on Monday. I’ve had a series of computer problems that began Saturday morning. If you’ve never tasted Scottish food a Highland Festival is a good place to try some of the traditional dishes, especially at … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 2: The Competitions

The sights, sounds and smells of a Scottish Highland event in America are exhilarating. Excitement abounds whether it is billed as Highland Games or a Highland Festival, or Celtic Festival or a Clan Gathering. Signs of heraldry, brightly-colored tartans and … Continue reading

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Highland Games

Have you ever been to a Scottish Highland Games or Festival? I was invited to my first festival in 1998. Since then I’ve attended dozens of them and traveled to at least eight cities and communities in doing so. The … Continue reading

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