Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Under the Big Top

Charles and I, along with our good friend George, took Riley to the Shriner's Circus this past weekend. She had a blast--it was her first time doing anything like this and she got to ride her very first carnival rides ever. She approached the rides with no fear and I was really amazed at how eager she was to tackle anything!

The circus was not bad, but she got a little board about halfway through the show. Next year, we plan to take her to the "real" circus--Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's!! Now that really is "The Greatest Show on Earth" and I don't think she'll be disappointed.

Riley and George on the Alpine Coaster.

Riley and George on the Dragon Coaster.

Riley and Charles on a Dragon version of the Tea Cups.

Riley enjoying her cotton candy.

One super-cool motorcycle trick.

A tiger walking his version of a tight-rope.

Elephants performing at the circus.

Elephant carries a woman in his mouth.

A boxing kangaroo.