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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.

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:
"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
Is this the team that someone has posted picture (links) of?
Are they worth a look?
I missed them by 5 minutes.

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.

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