Friday, January 28, 2011

The circus goes to the Circus

We loaded our circus up and went to the CIRCUS on Sunday afternoon!  I had NEVER been to a real circus before and I was SO excited—maybe moreso than the monkeys, errr…I mean boys, were!

We drove to Jacksonville and met up with Cecil’s brother, his girlfriend, and her niece.

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Let me ask you this!!  Since WHEN is a circus INSIDE?  My word, what is the world coming to?  This circus, the REAL Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, was inside the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  I never in my life.  Sheesh.  Anyhow, it proved to be GREAT!

How could it NOT be great with this? 

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Before the circus actually started, we were able to go on the “floor” and see the clowns, elephant, jugglers, etc.  They were doing tattoos too.  Not to be outdone by some of the “colorful” people in attendance, both my boys got a tatt on their hands. 

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I LOVED that the start of the show was the Star Spangled Banner!  The Ringmaster came out to sing it and did SO GOOD.

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Is this not the most GORGEOUS drape EVER?  It was even more beautiful in person!

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There were elephant rider people (for lack of a better word).

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Flame twirlers.

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Super strong men that could pick up about 4 other people at once.

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Tightrope walkers.

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VERY intrigued children!  They sat like this for 2 hours!
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Lion tamers.

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More elephant tricks.

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And 3 very happy children!

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If this circus comes to your area, I most HIGHLY recommend it!



  1. If taking your circus to the CIRCUS results in "monkeys" actually sitting still for more than a few minutes then SIGN ME UP! We need to go next time! :)

  2. I want to take Jonah and Glory to one!

  3. When I was little, my grandfather use to take me to the circus every year... it was always inside of a large coliseum... I love the circus!

  4. Looks like y'all had so much fun!

  5. How fun!!!
    I am determined to have Bailey a Circus themed party before she turns 18!
    By the way..your boys are so cute :)


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