Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Elephant Walk 2009
The circus is in town! Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus begins this week in New York City at Madison Square Garden. An interesting fact is that the train cars that the elephants travel in is too big to fit into Penn Station so the elephants get dropped off in Queens and travel through the Queens-Midtown tunnel into Manhattan. They walk through the tunnel and then across 34th Street to Madison Square Garden. Peggy was able to talk Tim, Joey, and Brian into trekking down to midtown at MIDNIGHT (the city doesn't want to block traffic during the day!) to watch the procession of 10 elephants, several horses, a pony, and their handlers. It actually was amazing to see these huge animals parade across town at 1:00 in the morning. The subway ride home at 2:00 am proved to be a bit much but we are really glad that we took advantage of this "only in New York" moment.