Friday, August 21, 2015

Scotland Adventure: Waterfall serenade with bagpipes

On our way back to Edinburgh, we stopped at a large waterfall (sorry, can't remember the name - must have been the whisky!). It was a large tourist stop with room for tour buses, etc. It was a Saturday so the place was pretty busy. The falls were beautiful and were made even more so by a pair of entrepreneurial teenagers playing bagpipe for tips. It was just the cheesy addition needed for the occasion.

So the kids on the bagpipes with their kilts and aviator sun glasses were funny enough, but even better is that they apparently took requests. As were were over at the railing watching the water, we suddenly heard the familiar chords of "Amazing Grace" . . . and then a whole group of Asian tourists started to sing along!! Look, bagpipes are hard enough on the ears, especially when screeching out Amazing Grace, but then to have a pack of out of tune tourists singing along . . . I was laughing so hard I was crying.

And of course we gave them some money - ya gotta reward that kind of initiative!

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