Happy 2009 Everyone!  To start things off the right way, I wanted to bring one of the best things to do in Tampa Bay straight to you.  So, to kick off the new year, I thought I'd take a trip through downtown Tampa today to see something I wait for every year.  Now, in case you aren't the circus enthusiast that I am, let me fill you in.  
Ringling Bros. and Barnum&Bailey Circus will make their world debut of the 139th Edition on Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum.  To kick things off, each year they walk the famed Ringling Bros. elephants through downtown Tampa, and I was there for the action.  

After unloading "the girls" they took a second to pose for some photos from onlookers, then began their trek through downtown and to the Forum.  Not only were there elephants, but there were horses, miniature horses and all kinds of other performers!  

Now, if you couldn't be there for the walk, make sure you make it out to this year's circus.  Head over to Ringling.com to get more informationj and order tickets!  This is some of the best Tampa Bay entertainment you'll ever see!  Plus, enjoy the Tampa Bay nightlife after the event and head over to Channelside Bay Plaza.  

If you've been lucky enough to see the elephants walk, drop a line to let everyone know how exciting it is.  And, make sure you head back after you see the new show and let me know what you thought.  

Until next time, see you at the circus!