Sometimes I'm the clown in the carnival of life
sometimes I'm the target for the man who throws the knife
sometimes I walk the highwire and make the lions roar
sometimes I steal the whole show
sometimes I sweep the floor Mike Barra
On Saturday night I went to the South Florida State Fair with my friends Aubrey and Cynthia, nothing like a night of great shows, fair food, live stock, rides and games to make you feel like a kid again.
Great shows? you bet cha! We didn't get to see them all but the ones we did see were definitely top rate. The Weldes Big Bear Show was cool, the Kodiak Bears were so human like and right in que.
We found the biggest laughs of the evening at the Sonny's Racing Pigs Show ... oinking and squealing their way across the finish line. I won't even try to explain how funny it was, you really had to be there for that one!
My favorite show was the "That's Entertainment Ice Skating Show". Many of the skaters were Olympic medal winners and the performance was absolutely top rate.
The costumes were gorgeous and they performed to some of our all time favorite movie songs. This show alone was worth the trip out there. Yep ... no doubt my favorite show!
We kept the fabulouso fair food to a minimum because we were so looking forward to the rides but ...
I've just gotta show you this one picture of Cynthia and her Brontosaurs Leg! I've never seen this at a fair before ... maybe because I don't eat meat and never looked. lol
Sort of Flintstone like!
There was lots of blue ribbon winning live stock there and gotta love the owl from Bushes Wildlife Sanctuary oh ... can't forget about the Little Lama Loves at the petting zoo, how cute were they?
No doubt the highlight of the night was the rides ... good thing we saved them for last! Cynthia and I went on lot's of rides... I know that Aubrey was glad that I was there, it got him off the hook.
The Starship is the one that finally did us in. Hey ... we're not exactly teenagers anymore and there is only so much flying and spinning and dropping two girls can take in one night. Geeze ... I remember the days when I wanted to ride all night and then go back the next day and do it all over again.
Oh yea ... the lyrics up top are part of a song that my friend Mike Barra wrote 25 or so years ago. I sing this song in my mind every time I go to a carnival, a circus or a fair. I love his songs and can only imagine what he writes about all of these years later if this is what he was thinking when we were kids.
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