Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Greatest Show On Earth!!!!

Today we went to the circus.
Since we have been in Florida, attending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus nearly every year.  They kick off their tour here in Tampa.
This year the theme is Legends.
"Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show - - Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious creatures of the past: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!"
There was a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth.
They were a little hokey.
Well........a lot hokey!
But, the show was still fun.

It is always a gamble taking Samuel to a show like this.  
It is noisy and flashy. 
 It involves a lot of sitting. 
 There is a squash of humanity........  
Sam did great.

When you think of a circus, you think of clowns!
 Samuel did not like the clowns.
You think of a Ring Master!
  Sam was not impressed.
 Sam was out taking a walk when the elephants took center ring.
Lions and tigers and bears ??
More walking requested......
So, what impressed you Samuel?
Let me show you!!! 
 The motorbike riders going around and around in this sphere.
Eight of them!
 The trapeze artists!
 Samuel just loved the acrobats.
 But, these were his absolute favorite.
He loved that they jumped through rings.
This was the act that bought the words, "Wow!" and "I hope they make it!" out of his mouth.
This is why we keep taking Samuel to all kinds of different experiences.
Sometimes we last 10 minutes.
But, today we lasted the whole show.


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