Saturday, May 29, 2010

1,000 Rubber Duckies

Last weekend, I had Roo for a few hours on Saturday, and the town was having it's annual Ducky Derby. A local school for children with disabilities hold the event at the River, and people can come, buy tickets, at enjoy the festivities. So we bought our ticket (every duck has a number on it's tail feathers), and we watched them drop 1,000 rubber ducks into the water. They have to try to be the first to make it to the end, and if your duck is first second or third, you get to take home a trophy, if not, you trade in your ticket for a souvenir rubber ducky to take home.

I had never been before, but it was very cool to see so many yellow ducks and their reflections going along with the currents. At about the halfway point there was a family of geese out for a swim, and they were very curious about all the rubber duckies too. While the mommy goose led the babies safely onto shore, the daddy goose hissed and tried to scare the inanimate objects away. Very cute (unless you were the papa goose)!

Oh, yea... Roo had a good time too! :)

1 comment:

Channon said...

Quackin' for a Cause was likely involved. We used to do a duck race in the League, and the community loved it.