We've been at Sunday Parkways since they began in 2008. We always look for the Portland Park where Circus Cascadia is set up.
It is such a wonderful gift to all participants of all ages.
My husband John and I, age 65, try the hula hoops, roller boards, juggling sticks and Indian clubs lying invitingly on the grass. Our grandchildren have been participating in Sunday Parkways for 3 years, and we have photos of them walking the wire, or playing in the theater.
I watch Paul as he gently gives tips on how to use the stilts, or any of the equipment..
Paul has an inspiring ability to tell each person just the right they might best understand to have success, whether it's a 6 year old or or a 45 year old parent. All these people are walking up for the first time. He might talk about placing the stilts under your arms, or use physical dynamics for someone who understands physics.
There is always a sense of adventure awaiting at the Circus. No one is pushed or chastised, no matter the age. We love the Circus Cascadia at Sunday Parkways, and hope it is always there.