Sunday, June 13, 2010

Under the Big Top

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages...welcome to the big show!

Of all of our busy June weekends, this was Cirque du Soleil Sunday. The 'rents came to town and treated us kids to a Cirque du Soleil (CdS). English translation: Circus of the Sun. To date, there are 26 different shows touring the country all with different characters, music, and themes. In the spring of 2008, Leni's parents treated us to the show, Saltimbanco. This time, we saw Alegria.

If you haven't seen any of these shows, I highly recommend it. After feeling like a total failure as a human for having absolutely no relative athletic ability (in comparison with CdS performers), the show brings an awe and wonder that is virtually unexplainable, try as I may. The things that these people can do with their bodies is astounding. The physical strength and flexibility that they possess blows my mind every time. It was truly amazing and more exciting than that was seeing how happy my mom was at the show. She's wanted to see it for years. You would too! Just look at what these people do:

Other fun highlights of the weekend included a family walk to a nearby park with 6 people and 5 dogs, some very serious thrift shopping at a local flea market and Goodwill, delicious food, and a rousing game of Hoopla featuring my anti-board-game father having to act out the word "dump". Use your imagination.

Note to self: next time you leave for the weekend, don't leave stinky food waste in the kitchen trashcan. Rookie mistake.

Keep It Real!

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