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potzbie
07-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Mini-trip report.

I went to the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus today (July 27 Thursday, 1:00 p.m.) at the Arrowhead Pond, and went to Disneyland afterward, instead of fighting traffic at 3:00 p.m.

Parked on MICKEY, 3, D.
(Mnemonic: "Mickey Mouse in 3-D". I don't want to forget where I parked.)

First went to Disney's California Adventure.
I had not checked out MINER FORTYNINERS in months.
Smilin' Bob (guitar) ; Grizzly Anders (bass); Eureka Rick (banjo), John Boy (dobro).
I had never heard "Passin' Thru" before.
Good stuff.
"Hoo-Hah!"

Went to DL before some of the entertainment ended for the day.

New piano player at REFRESHMENT CORNER.
"Michael" is enthusiastic.
Encourages requests.
Has a printed list of songs from which you may make a request.
Michael asked me what I wanted, and I said "Anything Gershwin-esque. Anything from the 1920s."
He played "I Got Rhythm."
(My personal project is to get a list of all the piano players. For those fans without a score card, besides the regulars of ALAN and JOHNNY, we've got ERIC and now MICHAEL. Am I leaving someone out?)

Food Of The Day:
Refreshment Corner's foot-long chili-cheese hot dog.
Minute Maid Lemonade Light.
Add one Nestle's crunch bar for my craving for ice cream.

Again, it was so hot, I visited the first aid station for a cold compress and to lie down.
(Holy cow, my tolerance for heat is lower than I thought it would be for late afternoon.)

And what is this new entertainment? -- On the schedule there is listed something called:
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"The Bilge Rats and the Bootstrappers".
New Orleans Square.
"Our pirates be guarding newly acquired treasure."
Daily: 10 am to 1:30 pm; 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Is this the team that someone has posted picture (links) of?
Are they worth a look?
I missed them by 5 minutes.
Dang.

Got a good view from the Main Street Railroad Station railing of the parade, "Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams."
I forgot to ask a CastMemember how one gets one of those benches marked "reserved."

Too tired. Too hot. -- Had to call it a day.
Not bad. -- Circus and DCA and DL.
I can't complain.

And that's my Thursday.

mw9955
07-28-2006, 12:15 AM
Ahh.. I pictured myself there while reading your trip report...:) Made me smile!