Duck Races in Estes Park

I, Zeb the Duck and “Soapy” Smith Duck viewed the Duck Races in Estes Park, Colorado.

We love duck races

We love duck races

We love duck races and we love Estes Park, so it was a perfect day for us!  We saw lots of duck stuff for sale.  We now have a new little member of our duck family.

Soapy, Zeb and The Green Lantern watching duck necklaces

Soapy, Zeb and The Green Lantern watching duck necklaces

Meet our superhero, the Green Lantern.

The first ducks to race down the river were the larger, corporate sponsored ducks.  They were decorated.

Great duck

Great duck

Some arrived swimming rapidly and

Some up and some down

Some up and some down

some were turned over by the power of the river.  Several large ducks got caught

Oh no!

Oh no!

on a rock and then they were rescued.

Saved!  Thank you

Saved! Thank you

Here we are with some large ducks that finished the race early.

So many ducks

So many ducks

 

We watch the races.

Beautiful day and beautiful river!

Beautiful day and beautiful river!

Next the smaller ducks raced for the finish line.  The rocks didn’t catch these little guys;

Swim little cousins

Swim little cousins

they just kept swimming for the end of the race.  The ducks were caught in large fishnets

Wow!  At the finish line

Wow! At the finish line

and then checked for numbers to determine prizes.

Did we win???

Did we win???

Soapy and Zeb met our bigger relative.

Our bigger cousin

Our bigger cousin

We liked him!  During the races some people made bets on the duck squat.

Does it really mean that??

Does it really mean that??

You can guess what that is.  Live ducks in the large enclosed area will make a deposit on the winning square.  So undignified, but so funny.

The duck races are loved in Estes Park.  The door to the Wheel Bar has pictures of us and cousins!

We ducks love Estes Park!

We ducks love Estes Park!

Duck races must make humans hungry.

Green Lantern Duck at Bob and Tony's Pizza

Green Lantern Duck at Bob and Tony’s Pizza

Our moms decided to eat at Bob and Tony’s Pizza.  Visit   http://www.bobandtonyspizza.com

Yum!  Hawaiian Pizza

Yum! Hawaiian Pizza

We liked it too.

Our moms said there would be other duck races this summer.  We want to go.  We hope you can watch duck races also.  Either with us in Colorado, or at a river near you.  Try them, you will have fun!

Duck racing!

Duck racing!

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