I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck watched 13,000 of our yellow cousins race down Gore Creek in Vail. It was incredible! Here come some of them.
Many cousins got stuck along the bank of Gore Creek.
Humans watched from International Bridge in Vail.
The end of the race got a little congested. Wow, this looks like the traffic jam on I-70.
So many ducks!
This festival in Vail hosted so many food booths and other venders.
This booth is for Macanudo Cigars.
Didn’t I just see their sponsorship for a televised golf tournament? Here little humans ride the mechanical bull.
He held on for several seconds. Seems that ducks are the guests of honor. A new game here, Pluck A Duck.
We like anything with ducks. This duck cut out is awesome.
Looks just like us!
The Vail Rotary Club sponsors these ducks races. The ducks are the primary fundraiser for this organization. Humans pay $5 to adopt a duck for the race. The first 20 ducks receive a prize. The grand prize is $5,000. There are over 13,000 ducks and more than 10,000 human spectators. That’s more ducks than humans!
Soapy, Zeb, and our moms had a great day in Vail. Vail is about 100 miles west of Denver on I-70, so it is an easy drive to get here. The scenery is stunning. Vail is a great resort, for a day or several weeks. We hope you will experience Vail soon.