JRNII's Kelly-Miller Circus, America's One Ring Wonder, survived the torrential rain as well as the tornadoes that ripped through Arkansas last night.
Mike Smith arrived just in time to see the show on the muddiest lot of the season. He watched the 4:30 show and then jumped in to work the 7:30 with me. We had a blast working together and were just minutes into the second half when the mayor and sheriff stepped into the tent and asked John Moss to end the show there and evacuate the tent.
We cleaned our makeup off, loaded my car (parked at the front of the lot so I wouldn't get stuck again) and headed to McDonald's for dinner, arriving in our rooms at the DeQueen Inn just before the storm really hit and the power went out.
If you've never sat smoking cigarettes outside a darkened, powerless Arkansas motel room during a hellacious electrical storm and pounding rain wondering if your about to be killed by tornadoes... well, your just not real circus then, are you ; )