Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
- Field Marshal Montgomery
- Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
- Scottish Power
- Simon Fraser University - Canada
- St Laurence O'Toole - Eire
- Inveraray and District
- Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band
- Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
- Manawatu Scottish - New Zealand
- Dowco Triumph Street - Canada
- Canterbury Caledonian Society - New Zealand
Thanks to Rob and Susan for including us in your special day.
It was awesome weather and beautiful all around (seriously the sister who did the decorations could start her own business and give most of the companies in town s good run for their money).
For our part, Rory, Bill and myself were asked to pipe for the ceremony and... We'll it sounded good. Hope it looked even better!
We practiced several times throughout the week.
I piped down the bridal party and then the three of us played Susan down with Highland Cathedral (now that we have it and some seconds, we should have to play it in the band).
Then later in the evening we played a mini concert with Rob. It was awesome and very tight sounding!
Now, can't wait until that guy finds those photos (someone left their camera at a table so Rory took a few photos for him)!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
While there, my dad wanted to take him on a canoe trip, and with my recent opportunity for scads of free time, I joined in.
Now, 3 people in my dad's canoe, was going to be tricky, but manageable. So we figured. But to be on the safe side we decided to just go into the pines at Quetico.
Monday, August 5, 2013
I missed telling you a lot of things. But things got a little hectic, and all at the same time, not so much so. It's difficult to explain. I wonder if this is what it's like to be retired. Although, after retirement you have a lifetime of work to look back and reflect on as a job well done. Me, no to so much.
Mind you, I've done some awesome things, but nowhere near a lifetime of work at the point you would have at retirement.
Nakina turns 90 and they asked for our pipe band to play for the parade. Like Washburn, this is one of those 'every 5 years' trips. So you can't say no.
A simple parade, it's a bit of a drive, but really, super simple. Drive out the Saturday, play the Sunday for the parade and then head on home. We used to try to double up this parade with another, as it was a Sunday parade (we could do another Saturday parade, then hightail it to Butternut for the Sunday).
Minocqua? It was fun. The weather held so well that the 4 trips were a breeze. It was still a marathon of playing, but compared to the crazy amount of playing we did in previous weathers, it was easy.
Next year will be amazing as it's going to be over the weekend. Super party time!