Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Arkansas Adventure Part 3

We have reached the final part of our adventure in Arkansas! One of the weekends we were there was St. Patrick's Day and a local school was having a festival. We decided to stroll over there with the kids and see what we could find. Turns out the kids loved it! The music and entertainment was wonderful, and combined with perfect weather and yummy Scottish/Irish food made for a fun excursion. 

Here's a little video of the kids' response to the bagpipe group (and don't miss the Bishop walking by at the end!). 

The campus was beautiful:

The bagpipe group was made up of local firemen and they were great!

This couple was part of the Scottish Club in Ft. Smith and they looked so cool I asked for a picture. Plus, anything to do with Scotland makes my heart go pitter-patter. :) 

I know it's silly, but I had to get a picture of this nun (the school is catholic). She seemed so sweet, smiling the whole time. 

People went all out with the Irish garb!

Eden and I got front row seats for the Irish dancing:

So cute!

It was such a fun way to spend a couple of hours! We all enjoyed it immensely. After grabbing some bangers and mash, reuben sandwiches and fish and chips for the kids, we headed home. The festival continued with highland games in the afternoon though, which I'm sure was tons of fun. 

Since this is the last recap of our time in AR, I must say how much we enjoyed every minute (minus the traveling part, perhaps)! It was so nice just to do everyday things with my parents and let the kids spend lots of time with them. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for such a special treat! We love you and can't wait for the beach!

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