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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Friday, May 12, 2017

M R Ducks

A tourist in your hometown is quite a blessing, especially seeing the Washington, D.C., monuments and points of interest through the eyes of visitors from all over the world (and little Linda Misencik); all on an amphibious military personnel carrier vehicle (land to water to land). Only 100 of these 'ducks' are in the US now, which were used to transport military personnel and supplies during WW11, and quite a remarkable vehicle for sure. At the Normandy landings, June 6, 1944, 160,000 troops were transported using these viable modes of transportation (an unbelievable feat, really). The cloudy and cool weather did not deter the fun on the duck, riding through the streets of DC and then onto the Potomac River very near Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon and then back to Union Station. The whole tour took about 2 hours (because we were stuck in traffic near the Capitol!).

This tour was compliments of Linda winning a silent auction bid at the Special Love Gala in April with the planning and use of the tickets in the allotted time. Our fearless Captain Bob was a wealth of D.C. trivia and knowledge as he carefully maneuvered the 100% steel boat/vehicle through the nation's' Capital and beyond.

BSoleille! The bright side of celebration Mother's Day on a Duck!

1 comment:

retstoy said...

Looks like you have a great time, even is the lousy weather. Good thing it floats.