Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oh, Those Carnies...

Basil Exposition: What's the other thing that scares you?
Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.

Last night we went to the circus!! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey was in town with their Gold Tour called, "Boom-a-Ring."

We joined up with Jake and Kayla for dinner at Zeke's Eatin' Place (which was delicious, as always) and then ventured over to the Circus!


In line for the Circus!

Since we live in a small town, this is one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's smaller shows. There was only one ring, but for only $15 dollars it was well worth it! We got there about an hour early because they had a pre-show to meet some animals and performers, learn circus tricks and enjoy a taste of the circus before the show started. Here's us dressed up like "circus folk!"

Testing 2

The show had jugglers, tight rope walkers, a perch act (where a guy balances an apparatus that a girl is performing on, on top of his forehead), a Dachshund Dog act, three elephants, six white Bengal tigers, tumbling and acrobatic performers, a crossbow act and a girl that swung from a rope swing. My favorite was the six white Bengal tigers! Followed was closely by the Dachshund act. Both sets of animals were so cute!!


One of the tigers and the lady who instructed them.


The Dachshund Doggies.


Crazy high wire people.



The circus was a lot of fun for the four of us! It brought back memories of our childhood and was a fun night with friends.

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