We went to the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus,
and we had THE best seats.
It was so amazing to be up close and personal with the
performers and animals.
But, I think it was the first time that
I've ever had to pray
that we wouldn't be victims of
an elephant stampede.
Hudson enjoyed the horses, tigers, elephants, and performing poodles,
but his favorite act by far (for the 2nd year in a row) was the
motorcyclists in the steel cage.
He loved it so much that, in addition to his huge circus elephant souvenir,
he insisted on getting a little motorcycle man to take home with him.
At the end of the show,
a giant fire-breathing dragon
(which served as the theme for this year's circus)
made it's way through the arena,
flanked by clowns and acrobats and lots of cute animals.
We were all in awe
of the greatest show on earth.