Thursday, October 09, 2008

Taking The Weekend Off

Debbie and I will be driving off to the scenic seaside town of Ventura, Stalag California for the weekend to attend and participate in the Seaside Highland Games.

In spite of all the rollicking fun in the news this month, there won't be any more reportage here until next week. We have to have one more wild fling before have to settle down and start looking for food under rocks and behind the bark of trees.

Debbie and I will be part of the Scottish Country Dance demo group and we'll be watching all the Scottish heavy games and the clan duel reenactments. There'll also be pipe bands and a place for kids to get their faces painted.

Then, we'll be back to see if el Pueblo de Los Angeles still has electricity and law and order. Oh, wait! The law and order thing.....that time is past.

Keep your powder dry.

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

8 comments:

Lone Chatelaine said...

I'm jealous. I'd love to go to something like that.

Y'all have fun! :)

Kent C said...

Have a good one!

Kent C

MK said...

"Then, we'll be back to see if el Pueblo de Los Angeles still has electricity and law and order. Oh, wait! The law and order thing.....that time is past.

Keep your powder dry."

LOL

Yeah, have a good one C.H.

Ol' BC said...

Have a grand and glorious time.

Aurora said...

Have a great time, Col. Hope the weather's great. It's kind of nice to shake the political cobwebs out and enjoy the blue sky once in a while.

T. F. Stern said...

Careful with your kilt, ATF might be looking for weapons.

The Wine Commonsewer said...

I'll send Balloon Man. He's a certified bagpipe guy. And a drummer.

Enjoy.

Dam shame [he says it yet one more time] that in the land of William Wallace, owning a sword is illegal.

Col. Hogan said...

Thanks, y'all!

We did a fair amount of dancing Saturday afternoon and evening. We roamed among the Clan tents Sunday and toured the vendors' buildings.

Unfortunately, it didn't leave us with much time to watch the many musicians and the other dance groups, but we did watch The Wicked Tinkers for a few minutes. We also saw part of the opening ceremonies with its several pipe and drum marching bands.

It was cool and windy Saturday, then warmer and less windy Sunday.

I took a number of photos, the best of which will find their way onto my facebook page as I get time.

Debbie and I met some new people and visited (and danced) with those we already know. We're about worn out, but we had a great time!

Also, it's worthy of note that, among the many flags and banners flying over the tents, were two "Don't tread on Me" flags--one Culpepper and one Navy Jack. A good sign.