Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Circus Comes to Town

It's been a long, long time since I've been to the circus. I'm not completely crazy about them, after having seen someone fall to their death during one of the trapeze acts years ago, but Don loves them enough for the both of us. So when he heard Ringling Brothers was coming to Pittsburgh he used our 3 year old grandson as an excuse to go.

Let me tell you, the circus has changed! It's all high-tech, with light shows, and semi-go-go dancers and revved up motorcycles, and fireworks, etc. but it's still the circus.

The cotton candy is a bit more expensive and they sell it in a funky, funny hat, so nobody sitting in the stands can see over the funky, funny hats on the heads of all the kids who talked their parents / grandparents into buying them bags of spun sugar.

There are still elephants and tigers and clowns and trapeze acts and jugglers and a ringmaster with a long coat and top hat, so overall it was a pretty great circus.

Interesting - the 8 tigers had one trainer; the elephants each had their own....

I loved this lady's pink legs - very cool.

The boys definitely would go back again.

When we returned Landon to his parents, their first words were 'spoiled rotten'... (they said it with a smile on their face.) I can't imagine what they're talking about. We may only get to take him once, and if he absolutely cannot live without a light up sword, then what was I supposed to do?


Susanne said...

LOL. Everyone has to have something "light up" to come home from the circus with. It's a rule, isn't it?

Karen said...

Oh my word, that looks like so much fun!! And you just continue spoiling those babies--what great memories they will have!