When it made its appearance in the US, I knew I had to see it. It went to Pittsburgh but apparently no one felt the need to tell me about it. But when I saw a news report saying it would be in Norfolk, I knew I needed to visit.
Andrew and I made the trek to visit the biggest duck I've ever seen. Now, anyone who knows me know that ducks are sacred in my world. I wouldn't eat one and I go out of my way to go see them when I can. This is the happiest duck I've ever seen. And I've never seen a duck make others so happy. It's that odd.
I love the reflection of the duck in the water. He's just so happy!
The duck knows how to photobomb.
Squish Your Head duck.
It was such a perfect weekend. All the things I really enjoy were crammed into about 36 hours. We took a paddle boat water ferry from Portsmouth to Norfolk. Standing on the top deck, watching the ships in the dry docks - it was perfect. And then to take the boat back in the evening, under fireworks (another favorite thing in my world) - it doesn't get better than that.
I'd never been to Norfolk before but I can't wait to go again. There was so much to see! There are mermaids all around (much like Silver Spring's penguins or College Park's terrapins). There was a pagoda - with jumping fish! We had an amazing dinner in an old church. Such a beautiful place!
The sculptures outside the Chrysler Museum - a seriously cool place!