Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Circus!

With all of the excitement of the kids' visit last week, I didn't get to blog a very exciting outing we had- to the circus!!!

Last Wednesday night Rich, Chloe, and I went into Denver to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "Over The Top" circus and what a show! Heidi chose not to go, but she didn't know how much she was missing.

Chloe and I had never been to the circus and I don't think I will ever forget it. We got ringside seats and we were invited to participate by riding in a float toward the end of the first half of the show. How awesome was that?! 

There were clowns, daredevils, acrobats, trapeze artists, contortionists, and jugglers just to name a few. Of course these titles don't give any indication of how incredible their talent is- nor how awe-inspiring their acts made the show. There were dogs that were so fast and could catch anything, there were huge tigers, there were horses, goats, elephants, and even a porcupine! lol

Here is just a sampling in photos. In the first photo, one of the trapeze artists is hanging by her HEELS. In the second, the inner tube type things were cool- they would bounce in them and then flip right over! The third shows the elephants which I have always liked.

I took lots of photos of course... lol This is just a taste! If you want to see the whole folder, I have posted it on my Webshots page. Many of them are blurry due to the lack of light and all of the movement! But you will get the idea of how cool it was. If you want to see a short video, here is a link- if you aren't on the "Over the Top" page, then at the top left, you will see a button that says "Explore the Shows"- we saw the first one, the blue show. 

There are three shows owned by Ringling Bros. so we will see a different one next year.  And make no mistake- we ARE going again next year! I wouldn't miss it for the world.


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