Throwdown at the Showgrounds

Across the street from our quiet neighborhood — a neighborhood known for its gently rolling hills, charming cottages, and a 16-acre Mediterranean-style retirement community — is Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Showgrounds hosts weekly events such as Circus Vargas, RV shows, gem and bead fairs, satellite wagering, and so on. This weekend, some rowdiness is going down across the street at the Showgrounds…Cage Fighting.

“I wanna do cage fighting,” Ayay said as we drove past the Showgrounds.

“Do you even know what cage fighting is?” I asked her.

“Yes. It’s when you fight. In a cage. Like lions.”

Hmm. Okay…

“Let’s just stick with gymnastics and dancing,” I said.

“But not in a cage,” I had to add quickly. “No cage dancing. PLEASE. NO CAGE DANCING. YOU HEAR ME?!?!?”


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