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Published: February 1st 2008
Quack and London tube
The subway in London is called the Underground or the Tube. Quack liked to ride it--it's fast and the people are very helpful and friendly.
The Little, Yellow Duck, Quack, and Her/His Travels
We have been carrying a little, yellow, stuffed, toy duck with us on our travels. My daughter-in-law, is working as a nanny to pay for her artist studio. She cares for two children, a boy and a girl. The girl’s teacher gave each student a small, soft duck and asked them to have the duck travel around and come back home in April. As you have probably guessed, I am carrying the duck on my travels. I took it to the John Campbell Folk School in December to my week long class on fusing glass. Quack has now been to Wales, London, and Paris and with us in Florence, Italy.
After taking photos of Quack in lots of interesting places, today I let Quack sleep in and take it easy. After all, touring is exhausting, especially seeing museum after museum. Luckily, Quack could squish in my purse and pop out as needed. We did get a lot of funny looks when we pulled out the little, yellow duck, but you'll see from the photos that he made friends all over the world.
In Wales he made friends with Sarah, Doug,
and Alec who are Dai's housemates. He also saw Cardiff Castle and St. Fagan's museum with us. In London, he stayed at the Royal Court Apartments, went to the National Gallery, took a lunch break after shopping at Harrods, the famous and expensive department store. He even saw a musical in a London theatre, "Rent."
In Paris, Quack loved the Louvre and the Quai D'Orsay and the Pompidou and, of course, French coffee "au lait."
He took the overnight train from Paris to Florence, in Tuscany and is now staying at Hotel Ariel, a short bus ride from the center of the city. He's been to the Uffizi--no photos allowed--and shopped in an old flea market and the famous Ponte Vecchio. I'll show you some pictures.
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