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Friday, August 6, 2010

Circus in a Big Tent


Yesterday Gerri and I decided to go to a circus. Where in the world do you find a circus? Well, Callaway Gardens hosts the FSU Flying Circus and has been doing so since 1960. Callaway hosts a Summer Family Adventure Program that starts in June and goes to the middle of August. The circus is only a part of those activities.


We managed to brave the 98 degree weather and go inside the partial tent and enjoy the circus. I am not sure how the trapeze acts managed the heat and sweat as they caught each other in the air. If my science teacher is right and hot air rises, then it must have been 110 degrees at the top of the tent where the trapeze acts were. 


The performance is done by students at Florida State University; and they entertain you with trapeze acts, different juggling routines, tight wire walks and much more. They do perform with the nets under them…..whew.  These students really do an awesome job.


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  1. I love a circus, pretty amazing talent from students! Hope the heat moves on soon.

  2. I would have loved to see all those aerial acts. I'm glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

  3. I can smell the popcorn and peanuts from here!!..what a great form of entertainment and a learning experience..I was going to use the "A" word but I won't!!

  4. What a neat way to spend the day, I remember circus's from when I was a kid, they were real big deal's back then with their own train and lot's of hype. Took Adam to The Ringling Brothers Circus in St Louis last year and was dissapointed that he wasn't hardly excited about it at all, just the Tiger's got his interest. I guess things are different today for 8 year olds with all the video games and technology they are surrounded with. Oh well Donna & I enjoyed it.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  5. I love the circus! Nice shots! Looks like some good acts under the big top!

  6. Nice pics of the trapeze act....Florida is hot this time of year and there are thousands of places to go where you are reminded of the heat!
    Stay cool....

  7. Thanks for the great photos! I can't even remember the last time I even went to a circus!

  8. You just can't go wrong with a circus.

    Stay Safe

  9. Nothing quite like a circus under the Big Top. Now it seems most of them are in arenas and such. Looks like you guys really enjoyed a nice show in spite of the high temps there in GA. Fall is just around the corner. (OK, I'm grasping at straws for you folks over there, trying to be helpful)

  10. I have always wanted to be a clown, seriously..I actually was looking into "clown school". As I got older I realized I didn't need to spend the money..I was a natural. I could have been in their "gifted" program.
    Does anyone remember the TV show "Circus Boy", with Mickey Dolenz??? LOVED THAT SHOW!!

  11. Wow! We were on the same wavelength! We went to the Circus Museum in Baraboo, WI yesterday. Fun, fun, fun!


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