Ms. Ducky Goes to Normandy, France

Ms. Ducky, like many Americans, wanted to visit Normandy to see where many of our ancestors fought to help Europe end World War II.   She and her humans are taking the train to Normandy.

On the train to Normandy

On the train to Normandy

She stops at the American Cemetery to pay her respects to her relatives and so many others.

American Cemetery in Normandy, France

American Cemetery in Normandy, France

This is a view of the famous Omaha Beach.

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach

So much happened here 70 years ago.   Ms. Ducky and her humans visited this German Bunker.

German Bunker at Normandy

German Bunker at Normandy

Guns were mounted here on the bunker during World War II.

Gun in German Bunker

Gun in German Bunker

Ms. Ducky is on the sand of Utah Beach.

On the sand Utah Beach

On the sand Utah Beach

She wanted to sit higher so she could get a better view of Utah Beach in Normandy, France.

Utah Beach, Normandy, France

Utah Beach, Normandy, France

She liked the memorial to all the troops from so many nations.

Honoring the veterans

Honoring the veterans

Ms. Ducky said this was a serious end to her European vacation.   She was glad to visit Normandy and see where freedom was won.   She really appreciates and thanks everyone for the effort and sacrifice.   Europe is now a wonderful place to visit and Ms. Ducky and her humans had a fabulous vacation.   Remember that Ms. Ducky is a very friendly duck.    She is bringing some European duck friends to Colorado.

Ms. Ducky brought some friends home to Colorado

Ms. Ducky brought some friends home to Colorado

Great Ms. Ducky.   We know we will like all your new friends.     She hopes you all visit Europe soon.   Ms. Ducky says she will visit Ireland soon.   Wow!   We want to hear about that trip, too.   Thank you, Ms. Ducky, for sharing your vacation with the Colorado Traveling Ducks.

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Ms. Ducky Shows us Italy and Monaco

Ms. Ducky, our friend, continues traveling through Italy.

Ms. Ducky and Zeb

Ms. Ducky and Zeb

I, Ms. Ducky, decided to visit the Adriatic Sea and test the waters.   Here I am, on the beach.

Adriatic Sea

Adriatic Sea

Here is some really clear water.

Clear water

Clear water

I am on the Isle of Capri, now.

Isle of Capri

Isle of Capri

This a rocky island, but look at the view of the Mediterranean  Sea.

Isle of Capri. Very blue Mediterranean Sea

Isle of Capri. Very blue Mediterranean Sea

This water is so blue.   I love it.   The houses really are on the side of the cliffs here.

Isle of Capri. Homes built on cliffs

Isle of Capri. Homes built on cliffs

Look at this!

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa really is leaning.   And, it is not falling down.  Don’t you think I need something big?   And, of course, yellow to match me.   How about this for a shock.

Yellow submarine in Italy

Yellow submarine in Italy

A yellow submarine.    Now I, Ms. Ducky, am off to Monaco.   Here is the Royal Palace.

Monaco's Royal Palace

Monaco’s Royal Palace

Very nice place.   There are many beautiful fountains here.

Beautiful fountain

Beautiful fountain

The yachts of the rich and famous are very attractive.

Yachts in Monaco's harbor

Yachts in Monaco’s harbor

Monaco is a very pretty country.

Monaco

Monaco

No photos, but we did ride on the Grand Prix race track.   I am having a great time touring Europe.   And, I am not done yet.

Ms. Ducky Goes to Switzerland, Austria and Venice

Our friend, Ms. Ducky will tell us about her time in Switzerland today.   As you know Zeb, I, Ms. Duck, am very friendly.   Here I am with a new friend.

Ms. Ducky and friend

Ms. Ducky and friend

You will notice that we are near the beverage mugs.   These are some other new Swiss friends.

Swiss friends

Swiss friends

Aren’t they adorable?   I believe this white swan, swimming on Lake Lucerne want to visit with us for a while, but she was a little shy.

Swan on Lake Lucerne

Swan on Lake Lucerne

Nice bridge here in Lucerne, also.

Bridge in Lucerne

Bridge in Lucerne

Our tour bus took us to a farm in Switzerland.

Touring Switzerland

Touring Switzerland

This one is so cute.

So cute

So cute

We took a carriage ride here.

Ready for carriage ride

Ready for carriage ride

It was so much fun!   Later I made more friends.

Ms. Ducky and friend

Ms. Ducky and friend

Love her glasses.   This guy appears ready for anything.

Ms. Ducky and friend

Ms. Ducky and friend

Of course, European chocolates are also popular with ducks.

Mozart Duck and chocolate

Mozart Duck and chocolate

No trip to Europe would be complete without a visit to Swarovski.

So pretty here

So pretty here

Lots of pretty stuff here.   Europe has great shopping.   So many ornaments.

Friends and ornaments

Friends and ornaments

And chocolate.

Love chocolate

Love chocolate

And fountains.

Typical Europe

Typical Europe

And food.

Yum!

Yum!

Beautiful presentation of this meal.   The statues in Europe are very ornate and very old.   This one is great.

Old Statue

Old Statue

But not all statues are old and stone or marble.   I really like this big green rabbit.

Love the green rabbit

Love the green rabbit.   Another bright spot in Vienna

Adds great color to the city.   In Vienna, my friend and I felt so European, sitting here by the Danube River.

Danube River in Vienna

Danube River in Vienna

I loved the canals of Venice.

Canal in Venice

Canal in Venice

And the gondola. . .This man can help us float through Venice.

Gondola in Venice

Gondola in Venice

Just perfect.  I really like these water taxis, also.

Water taxi in Venice

Water taxi in Venice

Remember, I live in Colorado and I love it, but we don’t have this much water.   Venice is wonderful.   Thanks, Ms. Ducky, for sharing this with The Colorado Traveling Ducks.

Ms. Ducky Goes to Europe

I, Zeb the Duck, want you to meet my friend, Ms. Ducky.

Ms. Ducky, our friend

Ms. Ducky, our friend

Her mom and my mom are friends, so Ms. Ducky and I, Zeb the Duck, are also friends.   Ms. Ducky and her humans flew to London, England and began sightseeing immediately.

Ms. Ducky taking in London

Ms. Ducky taking in London

She is seeing so many new and interesting things.   She visits the American Embassy and admires this statue.   She is sitting at the feet of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Statue of Pres. and Gen. Eisenhower in London

Statue of Pres. and Gen. Eisenhower in London

He was a very important American Army General during World War II, and later General Eisenhower was elected President of the United States, twice.   This is an exciting place at the London train station.  This is Platform 9  3/4.

Platform 9 3/4 for Harry Potter in London

Platform 9 3/4 for Harry Potter in London

Platform 9  3/4 is very important to Harry Potter.   While in London, Ms. Ducky and her humans visit many of the famous places.   They even saw the Royal Jewels.   Many places she loved but she told me it was difficult to get photos of places and Ms. Ducky.   So this is about Ms. Ducky, not just Europe.   Next she and her humans boarded the Eurostar Train heading for Brussels, Belgium.

Eurostar Train heading for Brussels

Eurostar Train heading for Brussels

The train ride was fun, but shortly after their arrival, Ms. Ducky’s mom fell.   And she fell hard.   They they rode in the ambulance, sirens blaring and paramedics helping her mom.

In Belgium's ambulance

In Belgium’s ambulance

It was very scary and also very exciting.   She sat on the stretcher after her mom was allowed to sit up.

Ms. Ducky in ambulance

Ms. Ducky in ambulance

This paramedic is her friend.

Ms. Ducky with paramedic

Ms. Ducky with paramedic

He helped her mom.   When they arrived at the hospital and after they said her mom could leave the hospital, Ms. Ducky relaxed for a moment on a bed in the emergency room.

Ms. Ducky in emergency room

Ms. Ducky in emergency room

They then went to Holland.   You know Holland–they are famous for tulips.

Ms. Ducky and Holland tulips

Ms. Ducky and Holland tulips

Beautiful tulips!   Here is Ms. Ducky touring the canals of Amsterdam.

Ms. Ducky touring canal

Ms. Ducky touring canal

Ms. Ducky is a very friendly duck.   Here she is with new friends, enjoying the canals in the evening.

Ms. Ducky and friends. Evening on canal in Amsterdam. Be careful there!

Ms. Ducky and friends. Evening on canal in Amsterdam. Be careful there!

Now Ms. Ducky and her friend from Holland are visiting Rhine Falls.

Ms. Ducky and friend at Rhine Falls

Ms. Ducky and friend at Rhine Falls

Wow!   Really beautiful.   Thanks for sharing with us, Ms. Ducky.   We look forward to more about your trip to Europe.