Posted by Susan on July 13, 2000 at 00:08:11:
In Reply to: Re: Kilts, Clans, Ft. Defiance, & King's Mt. posted by Diana S. on July 12, 2000 at 08:50:02:
: Hi Susan,
: No, no weddings this year, although there was an article on last year's wedding in the program guide. As I e-mailed to Stephanie, dummy-me should have posted that I was going, for Jordan and I would have loved the company!
: Which other two games have you gone to? Are there others planned this year that are worth a trip? The GMHG are a veritable visual and auditory buffet! I had to gasp at the impact of the mass bands (bagpipes and drums) crossing the field in the opening ceremony. The sound of literally hundreds of bagpipes playing in unison in the foggy morning mountain air, marching right at you was breathtaking! Folks say they always have good "Scottish weather" for the games, must be someone sneaking in a wave of the old MacLeod Fairy Flag, huh?
I have been to Loch Norman (in April) and Flora MacDonald in Red Springs in October. FM is a very small games, and to tell you the truth I did not see very much as my dance group performed and we didn't have much time. But what I did see I enjoyed enormously; very laid back event. I love Loch Norman; it's much smaller than Grandfather and they also have period reenactments and things that you don't see elsewhere such as tomahawk and knife throwing! I have heard that Stone Mountain in Georgia is also excellent, and some people really like the games in Gatlinburg. At Loch Norman last year I met this half Native American/half Scottish guy who said his great grandmother was taken by Indians; hence his heritage of which he was very proud! And old Alice had to go jump off a cliff when she could have had Magua!
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