Friday, October 16, 2009

The Circus Comes to Town

There was a lot of commotion this morning while I was in a shop on Canal. The employees all rushed out of the shop and headed for the door to the street to see the circus. At the beginning of the parade there were zebras, lions, tigers and I don't know what else. I only caught the tail end of the convoy. It was disappointing. The first time I saw the circus coming to town I walking out of a restaurant on Correo and framed in the doorway going by was an elephant. I turned to whoever I was with and said, "I just saw an elephant". It was walking alone! And I turned back around and there was a camel walking up the hill of Correo. I just laughed out loud. It was such a bizarre sight to see an elephant and camel walking up the hill. They weren't tied to anyone or anything...........I'll never forget it.
In comparison, this circus looks high tech. Fancy truck. Fancy pens. No pink poodles like the last circus. I saw the tent being put up out by the old Gigante and I've watched in anticipation for the animals to arrive. But, sadly, not like this. Oh well, for the heck of it, and for the adventure, I might try to go this weekend to see what this "high tech" circus has to offer. Once a kid, always a kid.
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7 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

Always wanted to own a circus. Maybe now is the time.

Babs said...

Heck all you need are a few camels and some pink poodles and you're in business.......ha.

Charles said...

And maybe a bearded lady with a well behaved chihuahua....

Billie said...

Babs, have you read Water for Elephants? If you haven't you simply must. You will love it.

Calypso said...

My heart goes out to those incarcerated animals - the libertarian in me I suppose?

Sam and Bob said...

Babs...Billie is right...Water for Elephants is a wonderful book.

Babs said...

Yes Billie and Sam, I read "Water for Elephants". It was wonderful. In fact that author has a new book coming out soon about monkeys or something and I want to read it. Her research and writing style were delightful.