The trip to Circus Smirkus was a hit. I had cooled down on Friday--with the temperature falling below the 90's mark into the ever so much more refreshing high 80's. I bought tickets for the evening performance hoping it would be cooler then, but no such luck. It didn't matter. The kids had a great time and really enjoyed the show. I enjoyed it as well, although I had a hard time deciding between watching the ring and watching the kids' faces. It was a true grandma experience, making me feel like that antique little girl.