Every year, the Cole Brother’s Circus comes to town the week before Thanksgiving. We went when Sabrina was the only child, skipped a few years after Isaac and Jake were born, and last year my hubby took the big two while I stayed home with Jake. This year, all three kids were old enough to go, so off we went. Barely. With all of us still getting over the flu, it was a call made the day of. I haven’t seen it in years…well, I think the last time I saw it was shortly after the tiger attacks on Siegfried and Roy and they had pulled out all the tiger acts for a while.
Not on tonight’s show! They had 9 tigers…including one white tiger. And much to my children’s post-Madagascar 3 delight, they had them leaping through a ring of fire. There were clowns and acrobats. Earth-pounding pachyderms, which my eldest two got to ride.
But I think our two favorite acts were the Thunderdrome (a trio of motorcross bikes in enclosed sphere no bigger than a bedroom and one of them was 11 years old!) and the final act…the human cannon ball. Doesn’t get much better than that!