Friday, April 25, 2008

A day at the Circus with Hubby and I

We went to the CARSON & BARNES circus in Dothan, Ala. yesterday for the 4:30 show, we got there early on a nice sunny day. Lots of folks arrived same time as us with babies and toddlers in tow.. All ready for a afternoon of clowns and elephant rides. As we walked up to the area where the circus was installed you could see the big top way off . The entrance was already filled up with folks waiting in line for their tickets so they could enter in, off to the side were small ponies with kids riding on them, it was so cute! Just really the perfect day, for some outdoors fun, we waiting in line and chatted about the sights and the line kept moving finally we got our tickets and wanted in and saw a Zebra, minature long horn bull, several Lama's, 2 large elephants and their baby, 2 huge camels, a small black pony, and a large black mare. Lots of Lama's were being fed by the little kids. I asked hubby will they spit on me? He replied no. they are tame, I was surprised they did not spit. We walked around killing time until the acts started under the big top. It was a 3 ring, full of bleachers and reserved bleachers with back's on them. and box seats with plastic chairs. We got box seats, just could not handle siting on bleachers. Days of sitting on them at ball games and graduation's had taken its toll on my back. We were ringside right in the very middle of the tent. We felt we had the best seats in the house. The acts were fast and the crew did a great job on changing things between acts. Poodles came running in, did their acts, trapeze ladies came in and walked the tight rope. wonderful colorful costumes, clowns came out selling packed peanuts, circus coloring books. Act after act followed, all the acts paraded around the big top. Huge elephants came marching by, camels, ponies with a little boy riding them, clowns, the poodles, all dressed in the red, white and blue.. We had 15 minutes intermission. ran out and got a coke.. back inside for more acts. The last one was the 3 elephants.. we both said that was a great time and worth the trip. This was our first trip to the circus since we were small kids.. and we plan to do it again. Let there for supper at Red Lobster. Arrived home and tired but glad for being able to enjoy a day together. If you have not been to the circus lately, go , have some fun, and enjoy the time spent with your family.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you enjoyed Carson & Barnes Circus. They run a great Asian Elephant conservation program called the Endangered ARK. It's one of the few Elephant centers in the United States.

    Take care,
    Logan Jacot