First item on my bucket list: Visit AL. Ringling Mansion Museum


Al Ringling’s mansion is being faithfully restored to its former beauty by a retired circus performer.

Okay, so I just started my bucket list. And there’s only one thing on it. But I still want to share it. So here goes.

All my friends know I love love love Al Ringling, the first and best Ringling Bros.

Water for Elephants Baraboo Benefit Gala Premiere, May 20, 2011, Al. Ringling Theatre

Baraboo Premiere Poster

My infatuation began the evening of May 20, 2011, during the Water for Elephants Benefit Gala Premiere at the Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo (a.k.a. Circus City), WI.

Recently I learned Al Ringling’s 1906 mansion was sold and the new owner is lovingly restoring it.

W O O H O O !!!

I’m planning to visit Thursday, June 25. (That’s the Centennial Celebration of Al. Ringling Day.) Maybe I’ll see you there!