Monday, May 19, 2014

What the duck?

A friend of mine posted a picture of a large (as in huge) rubber duck that was visiting the harbor in Hong Kong a while ago.  I knew I wanted to see it.

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.

Peek-a-boo duck.

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!

I can't wait to go back!

1 comment:

  1. The mermaids look so much better than 13 years ago. They used to all be clothed and the were ragged and unattractive. Love the duck and here's to making awesome happen in your life.