Saturday was not busy, per se, but with tropical storm Arthur, there was certainly a lot going on.
I'm not one to have the weather bother me, but Arthur had me all out of sorts for some reason. I felt the whole day like I couldn't be content to just sit yet I couldn't seem to focus on doing anything. I tried cleaning my room some but I ended up wandering around the house here and there. I finally had to go to bed early because I figured if I wasn't awake, the wind couldn't bother me.
Sunday was awesome and busy because I finally got to go to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo! I've wanted to go for years and years. It was fascinating to watch. I enjoyed every act, aside from The Flying Grandpas. Not that they weren't good, mind you, the act was just sort of dumb.
My pictures aren't that great because the lighting and the motion and the distance (row H is still far when the show is as big as it is) made it hard to get a good picture. Nevertheless, here's the best of what I got.
My two favourite acrobatic acts were The Juliana Bicycle Team from the Netherlands and Talentholdet, a gymnastics and jump rope team from Denmark.
|Just when you thought they had brought out the tallest unicycle, they brought out a taller one.|
|And they lit up.|
|This picture doesn't do these kids justice. I lost count of how many ropes they had going at once, not to mention the tricks they'd do when it was their turn to jump in the middle.|
I was also a big fan of the RCMP's performance and the military obstacle course.
What I went for, however, was the bagpipes and precision drummers, and while I wish there had've been more bagpipes, I was not disappointed that I got what I came for.
Top Secret was the name of the precision drum corps from Switzerland. Words cannot describe how incredible these guys are. Everything is so fast and in sync that it doesn't look real.
The flipped their sticks around and drummed on each other's drums and threw their sticks and flags to one another and twirled the flags and then the snare drummers and the colour party battled it out and oh yeah...
...they set their drum sticks on fire. NBD.
The most emotional part was when they paid tribute to the three RCMP officers who died in Moncton a few weeks ago.
It was a very beautiful presentation and when the pipes played Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace I was all teary-eyed.
The Tattoo made this weekend unforgettable, but boy am I glad it's Monday morning so I can relax. Weekends give you a break by breaking up your routine, but sometimes routine, when you more or less know what's going to happen, is a break. Here's to Mondays!