Friday, August 1, 2008


The Ringling Bros circus is awesome! I have to admit I wasn't expecting too much. It's been so long since I last went, so I really couldn't remember anything.
We arrived an hour before the show. They let everyone go into the arena, and look at some of the animals and performers up close. The kids even got to try out some costumes!One of the elephants painted a picture with a brush and paint. This is where I was a little disappointed. I have seen videos on youtube, when the elephants made paintings that were awesome, trees etc. These were just smears, really.My favorite parts of the show were the tigers, although I have to admit I was secretly hoping the 10 tigers would decide they had enough and eat their trainer. No such thing happened, but there still was plenty of adrenaline involved.
I guess I am cruel, because the other part I enjoyed a lot was when 2 guys were on this spinning wheel, and they were on the outside of it, up 50 feet in the air, and the thing spun faster, and faster. At one point it looked like there was no way they could run fast enough to stay on it. They did though, so that was good.
We had a late night, because Joe didn't come in from Chicago until midnight. We slept at his parents house, so we wouldn't have to drive quite as far. It's nice to have him back!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

We went to the cirus last november and entered to win the painting by the elephants, and WON it!!! Even though it is very abstract, is hangs proudly in the playroom! Now Leah thinks that all paintings are done by elephants. :)

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