One of my fondest childhood memories is going to the circus with my granddad. It wasn’t necessarily the lights, clowns, and animals that stand out in my memory, but more importantly, a small, blinking souvenir that he bought for me from a walking vendor. It was blue and beautiful with a plastic tiger face and recognizable ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show on Earth’ tag. That fantastic night was the first and only time I have been to the circus.
So, you can imagine my great delight when, on my Tuesday morning walk to work, I saw the Barnum & Bailey circus train parked on the train tracks near school. People, the circus is in town! It has been so fun to walk past the train twice a day, observing the comings and goings of the circus crew. Every time I see it, it’s almost as if I transform back into my five year-old self.
I have a feeling I will do the same when us Berry women take over Disney World in August.