This is a guest post from Ducky Thomas®, duck extraordinaire. He likes to have adventures, loves even more so to talk about them, and hopes that, some day, he will be able to fly around the world all by himself. He’s a very excitable duck, so try to keep up.
Hi everybody! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two weeks since I wrote about going to the Richmond, but golly, time sure has, as Zach likes to say, ‘flown by.’ He says that some day I’ll be able to fly as fast as time, but I just don’t know. So far I can only fly off the bed, and I don’t make it very far. Most times, I just kind of fall. But I’m pretty sure that the last time I tried, I fell a lot slower! Maybe it won’t be too long now, and I’ll just be zooming all over the place!
Ha ha, Quack!
Sorry, I got a little carried away.
Well, anyway, I may not be able to fly just yet, but I have been very busy making new friends, and also going to something Zach called a, “Fall Festavil,” which I thought would be a very good place for a duck trying to learn how to fly to go to. It was in a great big park, with trees, and grass, and a playground too (but only the Big Ducks get to play there, Zach said, which made me sad, but I guess someday I’ll be a Big Duck, and then I can play all day long!), but not really too many places where a duck could learn to fly. It appeared, though, that by the time we got there, most of the people had already fallen, because they were all sitting on the grass listening to music. I don’t know what the music was, but I’m pretty sure it made everyone feel better about falling, because they all seemed pretty happy.
Oh! But I forgot to tell you the super duper best part! I got to go with my new friend, Henrietta! She’s a hippo, a really fun, and neat hippo, and pretty much my best friend in the whole wide world!
At first I wanted her to go, but I couldn’t find her anywhere, and I got really upset. But then, wouldn’t you know? That silly little hippo had asked Zach to hide her in our traveling bag as a really neat surprise, and I was so excited when I got there that I quacked for about five minutes! Boy was that embarrassing!
We didn’t go to the park right away, and had to wait in the car while Zach, and his friend Katie (boy she sure is quite pretty, but I’m too shy to tell her!), went to an ATM, I think, where he says all the money is kept, which I don’t know…it seemed kind of small. I guess money isn’t that big. Well, while we were waiting, Henrietta kept telling me that it would be really funny if I drove us away while Zach and Katie were gone, which seemed a little crazy to me, but she kept giggling so much that I started giggling too, and then, before I knew it, I had crawled out the bag and was pretending to drive! And let me tell you, it’s a lot harder to do than I thought!
I couldn’t make the car go, but, honest as I can be, I didn’t want to. I like making Henrietta laugh, and boy did she, but I was more than ready to get back in the traveling bag and get the park, so I could fall with everyone. And, sure enough, we arrived just a few minutes later–though I guess it could have been longer, I don’t know. Henrietta snorted when I got back in the bag, because she said I made a really funny face, and then I quacked for so long that I don’t really know how much time passed. But it was so funny!
Well, as I said before, everyone had already fallen when we got there, and I didn’t see any other people falling, although there were some children playing with sticks, and one of them seemed to be really curious to me. I mean, I know I’m just a duck, but he sure danced silly with that stick. Zach said he looked like a Jedi with parking son’s disease. I don’t know what that is, but, as I said, I don’t know how to drive.
Anyway, the boy went away, and just in time too! Zach and Katie had food, and Henrietta and I got to try some! The first thing we tried was a hamburger, but I think it wasn’t made too good, because it didn’t taste like ham at all.
But the really best thing we tried, that was so super good, I thought I really was going to fly. It was called a funner cake, and even though it didn’t look much like a cake at all, it sure was fun! It had some kind of white, powdery stuff on it–I think that was the funner part!–that made my head feel all happy, and caused Henrietta to snort for three straight minutes! I thought my beak was gonna explode from quacking so hard!
After a while, it was time to go, which was okay with Henrietta and me because we were ready for a nap. And even though Henrietta and I aren’t Big enough to go to the playground, we did get to sit together on a bench for a little bit, and watch the other kids. I tell you, it sure looks like a lot of fun.
It sure was a lot of fun, but boy was I tired. I was really happy that Henrietta got to go too, and that I got to eat some yummy food, and even though I didn’t fall at the park, I sure did when I got home!