In the 1910s, My grandfather's brothers started a circus, which traveled by train through the midwest and the south. In 2010, my partner and I began to talk about starting a family. At this time, I embarked on a road trip to retrace the steps of my family circus. This blog tells the story of finding my family-- both my real and imagined ancestry as well as its present incarnation. It also examines the changing American cultural landscape.