14 March 2009


Here we are at the Circus, what fun! Nik loved seeing the animals, the acts performed by the circus people not so much, but it was well worth seeing his reaction when the animals came out. It cost 10 euros for both Arthur and I, Nik was free, and then we spent another 6 euros to see the animals during the break. It was really muddy out back but Nik got to get up close to some of the animals and he really liked that. The circus started with horses and Nik clapped along with the crowd as they danced around the ring. Then one of those ladies who does acrobatics by hanging by her hair came out, yuk, it just hurts my head watching her. For a small circus they had it all, tight rope walker, acrobatics, bendy girl, juggler, and high flying people but no clowns. I was surprised that they didn't have any, they had a boy acting like a clown but he was dressed in a tux and his face was only painted with white lips and a little black mascara at the eyes. Not that Nik payed any attention to the people in the ring even though we had front row seats instead he thought everyone was clapping for him and gave big smiles to the people around us. The place was packed and in typical Greek style people just jammed their way past us at the entrance even though we were all trying to enter. If you come to visit don't wait your turn in lines you will never get to where you want to go, just push your way in. I find it hard to push my way in with a toddler in my arms but I saw other parents doing it and the last straw was when 3 old ladies pushed past me, that's when I got a little more aggressive. Even thought the house was almost full when we finally got inside we found some of the best seats in the house right up front with lots of room and only one more row in front of us.
When the Elephant came out he got supper excited (pictured below) he is doing his strong sign.
He loves animals, maybe he will be my veterinarian. The circus also had a giraffe, some water buffalo, goats, camels, and even a kangaroo. By the time it was over he was exhausted plus it was his bed time, so he fell asleep on the way home. On Sunday (weather permitting) we might go to a motorcycle race close to home his other favorite love motorbikes, he tries to get onto the Vespa by himself now, it makes me wonder how old he will be before he tries to ride it by himself, oh my.


Jeanie said...

Hopefully, Nik won't be like your cousin Bryan who drove their car into their house when he was two years old! Keep a close eye on that youngen'.

Jennifer said...

Hey Jeanie, I remember that. Poor Bryan. I use it as an example of not letting kids play in the car, especially the front seat, all the time. However, my little brother did something similar when he was a teenager and I left dad's pink cadillac in gear when I parked on the river reventment. When I came out of the movie the car was in the middle of the street...not the river.thank goodness. Oh my, lots of ways to get in trouble. Mara,usually the circus is a safe place....if you don't get into a shoving match. What fun you are going to have. I still love the circus.

Anonymous said...

We have... manual cars here in Europe.


Anonymous said...

Hey Arthur, Good thing for Manual cars in Europe - Bryan definitely won't be driving one of those! I'll be doing the driving if we drive at all! See you in September!

Anonymous said...

I think a good idea, and more functional, is to use our public transportation in Europe,mostly the train, and i will be glad to meet you!