The overcast weather on Saturday "chilled" Christine and David Rhodes' plans to help their son, Chance, celebrate his 4th birthday today.
"We were going to have an outdoor birthday party. The weather kind of chilled that idea. So we were like 'What can we do?'" Christine Rhodes said as her husband and son traveled around a small ring atop Duchess, a 42-year-old elephant at the 52nd Ali Ghan Shrine Circus.
"This was perfect," said Rhodes, a teacher at Springfield Middle School in Williamsport.
"I have a feeling everyone at (his day care) is going about it ... over and over," Rhodes said as she captured her son's adventure on a digital camera.
"My husband gets to do this kind of stuff and I just take pictures," said Rhodes, indicating her lack of interest in boarding the lumbering Asian elephant.