If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesdays "Scottish Festival" Post

Let me start with an interesting story. Did you know I evidently have a huge Irish clan called clan "Ross"? Well I didn't. LOL My manly man and I went searching for his clan because we knew he came over from Scotland, but his clan wasn't really there. Strangely enough I walked into part of a tent where an entire booth was dedicated to my clan.

So I found out lots of new information about my past an genealogy. WOOT!!! And as I am discussing my college project with the fine ladies helping me with information on my own family she introduces me to none other than Ivan "Ian" Wilson, whom by the way is a curator at a museum and is very active in writing. He's an author. How sweet is that? Though He is published, I think what he enjoys writing is little limericks, poetry and shorts for these Highland festivals. Hes a very Prominent man in this community of scottish stuff and he is hilarious.

 "What grade are you in?" Ivan asked
"She's in college." Said Manly man
Ivan turns and looks at me right after the picture was taken.
"How old are you?"
"I'm 28." I replied
"How old are you?" He looks right at me this time.
"I'm 28" I say again a little louder.
He paused..."I thought you were 11!"

 There also happened to be HAGGIS <--click OH my goodness, this stuff tastes good, but its nasty lookin!
It took us most the day to walk the entire festival. It was huge. There were acres! My legs were killing me to even walk down stairs after it LOL.
 They had two huge vendor tents, two huge tents just for the clans. They also had a dog show, though I didn't make it in time for that actual event many of the animals were still there...
Scottish Terrier

Irish Wolf Hounds
There was so much going on That I have to break this in two installments, sorry everyone, but this post is long already! Tomorrow I'm doing two of the blogfests:Back to school Blogfest and I Got U! Blogfest so I will have to publish part two of this Festival on Thursday the 16th. The next installment includes Renaissance, knights, weapons, jousting, a stuck up kilt maker, a leprechaun, and elk on the side, so please tune in for that one! You wont be disappointed (I hope) with lots more pictures!

Would you eat HAGGIS? I think my story for the Food blogfest Will include Haggis....


Ladytink_534 said...

I've always wanted to go to something like this! I've never seen Irish Wolf Hounds before in real life. Haggis is one of those things that kind of scares me but I'm usually up for trying anything once!

David J. West said...

I would probably try Haggis, just because a twisted part of me likes to think I could eat just about anything, I may not eat it twice, but once...

Ellie said...

What a marvelous time you had! And bless him, but you do look younger than 28!

Jenna Wallace said...

I LOVE Haggis (correction...I love good haggis because the canned stuff is pretty nasty)! My husband is from a small town outside Edinburgh (where Mary Queen of Scots was born) and my in-laws live there still. At my sister-in-law's wedding the hors d'ouvres included little baby potatoes stuffed with haggis. Yum!

Scottish festivals are so much fun. It looks like you got a lot of great inspiration from it.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Oh WoW! This looked like incredible fun! I loved the dog pics and what a nice surprise for you to find some of your ancestry!

Meredith said...

I LOVE Scotland! My next dream trip is to go hiking in the Highlands. This festival looks amazing--though I've never had the courage to try haggis :)

Karen Walker said...

Hubby and I went to Scotland and Ireland last Fall and fell in love with them both. He tried Haggis. I didn't. Sounds like you had a blast, Summer.

Donna Hole said...

Looks like fun. Always a plus to learn something new.

No, I don't think I'd try Haggis. I like my food to look like food.

Thanks for your encouragement this morning on my blog.


Jules said...

Okay, I will try anything once. What cool looking festival. We don't have these in KY or at least I haven't found one.

Looking forward to blogfest entries. Still not feeling 100% so I'm resting. I'll read yours though :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

ali said...

Sweet! We are totally into all things Scottish here in my little fam. My grandparents came from Scotland, my mom being their first child born in Canada. Needless to say, all things Scottish figured large in my growing up! Now that I have a family of my own, we always go to all the Scottish festivals and activities that go on around here. So I could totally relate to your post!

Found you through Elana's blog ~ Your site looks great! :)

Summer Ross said...

Hey everyone, I don't have time to reply to every comment so I'm doing a general, I really appreciate all your comments and I am reading them...

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE this post! Where was this fair, anyway? So are you horde or alliance? he he

Lynda Young said...

Haggis is awesome. Love it. But you are right...it does look nasty. hahahaha.

Looks like you had such a great time at the festival :)

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Oh how fun that looks!
Yeah, I'd try haggis, though it wouldn't be my first pick. LOL

Carolyn V. said...

That looks like so much fun! My great...whatevers are from Scotland too! They changed their last names when they got here, just by a little so the Mac was dropped. I think I would have to say yes to the haggis. Just once, to see if I could stomach it. =)

Tabitha Bird said...

Very cool!

I'd like someone to think I was 11! LOL :)

Old Kitty said...

Er.. I'll pass on hagis!! LOL!!

Oh but what a lovely festival! And yay that you found your clan Ross! And you were mistaken for 11!! and the doggies are gorgeous!!

What a fun day - thanks for sharing!
take care

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