Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Greatest Show on Earth . . . the 2nd time around

Hi blog,
Haven't talked to you in a while . . . I don't really have much to say, but I did want to write about our family's experience at the circus. Tim's parents came in town the first weekend in January (the 8th -10th) to bring us all George's Christmas presents that we had to leave at their house because we drove straight to North Carolina from there. (That may be a run-on sentence, but I have come to the conclusion that blogging grammar rules are not the same as regular grammar rules. Just wanted to make that distinction before moving on.) Tim's mom really wanted to take George to the circus, so we decided to see the 3:30 pm show on Saturday. We got there around 3 and bought the cheapest tickets they had. We are not really rolling in the moolah right now, so we decided to be frugal. How bad could it be, right??? So we started on our way to the top (and I mean top) of the seating in the St. Pete Times Forum. Once we got to our seats, (which weren't even the highest seats they sold) we looked down at the circus. It was totally insane because they had all the equipment in the rafters, and it was totally blocking our view of everything. There was a twenty minute trapeze act we could not see one minute of. I started to get a little peeved. Granted, we did buy the cheapest seats they sold, but these seats should not have even been given away for free. Tim decided he would go try to get our money back, so we could just leave. The man at the counter said they don't give refunds, but they would give us really good seats for another show. We decided to come back for the 7:30pm show and sit front and center. We walked around IKEA for a while, and then made our way back to the Forum. We did have to pay for parking twice, which was no fun. The second show was really good. George loved the motorcycle act in the "ball of steel" and the pirates who did the jumping seesaw act. I am really glad we got to go back because I would have never gone again if we would have had to eat the tickets we bought originally. All in all, it ended up being a good time. So . . . thank you man at the ticket counter for making our experience at "The Greatest Show on Earth" truly great!!!!

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