2.24.2008

An afternoon at the Northeast Florida Scottish Games

We went to the Northeast Florida Scottish Games & Festival at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs today even though it threatened rain. (Aren't we the adventuresome couple?)

We took a small jaunt down a road that ran straight to the river before we traveled on. Here are a few pictures from there.

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A fisherman's dock


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River side


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River and sky


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River rocks


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River grass


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One hurricane too many


The highlight of the day for the men (and my man in particular) was the games. Here are highlights of some of the action. This was a test in pure brute strength.

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Straight and over


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So much height it didn't even make it in the photo


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The lift


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The toss


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No, he didn't fall backwards


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Good throw


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The strain


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Ready...


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...set...


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...go!


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Getting under it...


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...getting it up...


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...airborne!


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The shove


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Success!!


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Mid-air


There was a parade of marching bagpipe players. Fun to watch.

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The band


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Impromptu playing of Amazing Grace


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My favorite...dead center


And this brings me to my favorite part of the fair. Men in Kilts. Who knew they would be dead-sexy? No one ever told me.

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My first sighting, and happy to pose


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Young boys


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Old boys


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Happy boys


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Serious boys


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Awesome boys


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Well put together boys


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More in the OMG category boys


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Lending a helping hand


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Hats...


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...hats...


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...and more hats.


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The women dressed up too, but not sure as what.


I love this guy. He plays on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel we go to. Here he did Celtic music, but at Cracker Barrel, he is does good ole country.

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Front Porch Music...Ron Davis


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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign...

2.17.2008

River City Brewing Company Brunch

Pretty much the title sums it up. Except it doesn't mention the awesome crab legs! Do I love crab legs.

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The place


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The fountain


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Splashes


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and streams


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Happy Landing


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Draw bridge...down


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Draw bridge...up


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Bird in flight


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Bird in flight...part 2


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The dock


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View from end of dock


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Docked



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The only crab in the resturant safe from me


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Inside the resturant


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A siren


The following is a study is reality, contrasts and fanasty. Our fantasies, the contrasts in our tastes, and the reality of life.

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His dream boat


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In case you need another look


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My dream boat


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The other side


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The mast on my 'dream' boat


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Note the date - 1897


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And this is more in the realm of our reality


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Note the fine decor


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The End



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