I know...I can just imagine what you're thinking! This is just part of living in a circus town. Our hometown hero Nik Wallenda did such a great job promoting Circus Sarasota last week, I ended up attending the evening performance this past Saturday. Since I had never been to Circus Sarasota before, I wasn't really sure what to expect, except that the show included some performers from other countries and Nik would be on the high wire with his family. Gosh, it was a terrific show...every entertaining. The feats of strength, balance and concentration exhibited by a Bulgarian man named Encho Keryazov were mouth dropping. (Imagine a svelt gymnast doing a handstand with one hand on a small stack of blocks 15 feet in the air. Incredible. I found a good You Tube video of him --- check it out here.) A talented ventriloquist made me laugh harder than I have in a long time. And, the aerial dancers were captivating. But, the show stopper, naturally, was Nik. He walked forward and backward on the high wire before laying down on his back on that itty bitty wire. And the amazing feats continued until the grand finale when he and a young relative rode bicycles on the wire with a chair balanced above them -- and Nik's sister actually stood on the chair. Unbelieveable. You could have heard a pin drop in the big top. (By the way, that's Nik on the right.) All of these mind boggling yet impressive stunts, of course, were done without a net about 50 feet in the air. Wow. It almost makes walking over a major road to a building seem rather tame. Check out this video to see what this year's Circus Sarasota is all about. I highly recommend the show.