One night in the 1930's, the general manager got drunk and decided it would be funny to bring ducks into the hotel lobby and let them swim in the fountain. The next morning he woke to find the ducks still there - and many hotel guests gathered around actually delighting in the new addition, and so it stuck!
Everyday, twice a day, they have a duck master who brings the ducks in and sends them back to their holding place using the elevator as the grand entrance and exit. We ordered Shirley temples for the girls as a special treat for the occasion. I enjoyed a sip for the sake of a photo op. ;)
Below is the school. The statue in on the grounds of the state capital in honor and memory of their bravery.
People ask us what we miss the most about home. Friends and family top the list, but to be honest, we are really enjoying this adventure. We get to explore new places each week and meet new people. ...And we travel really well together!
I've been wondering what life will be like when we get back home with no jobs lined up and thinking about a possible 3rd hip surgery (because I can hope not to be in so much pain each day), but I know I can trust God no matter what. Life isn't guaranteed to be easy nor comfortable - we as humans just wish it was!
Until next week! Marilyn