Then I remembered my son saying something about the circus being in town and I knew right away that this was the traditional Elephant Walk that they do when they get into town. I've only seen it once here in Tulsa- many, many moons ago.
The Ringling people were having an Elephant Brunch over in the park for all of the kids. I wandered over to see exactly what that was all about. Ahhh, watermelon, lettuce and carrots were on the menu (this is where I wish I'd had my regular camera):
Hubby and I came in on the last of this little meal, and my tiny digital did allow some fairly good close-ups as these magnificent beasts passed by so close to me I could have touched them. In fact, I made eye-contact with 5 of the 6 and one of them tried to turn to me.
See how she's smiling at me?