Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Helotes Highland Games

In early April, Chris, Bradley and my parents took a trip to San Antonio for the Highland Games.

Bradley, of course, dressed the part:
Here's a pic of the back (with the pleats that I worked hard to master!):

In my recent genealogy I have Stewart ancestry and this is the modern dress tartan for the Stewart Clan. So that's kind of fun (and nerdy).

Bradley enjoyed running around the festival, petting the various dogs and eating Scottish foods.
But what he REALLY enjoyed... was the Viking Invasion:
This is a group of actors that puts on shows about Viking life. The portion we saw was complete with live steel fighting, lots of drama and just enough violence to keep the crowd in suspense.

Bradley loved it.

When it was over, we checked out the swords and shields for sale. At first glance, you would think they were way too big for Bradley... but once he got that sword in his hand...
It was go time.

He had quite an instinctual knowledge of how to use that sword and shield.
My Aunt is is heavily involved with the Viking Invasion and we loved spending time with her (and Bradley loved having an expert show him around!)
It was a fun family weekend and we look forward to taking Bradley (and his baby brother) back again!

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