France with Ms. Ducky

From Monaco, Ms. Ducky heads to France.   She goes directly to the beach in Nice.

Beach at Nice, France

Beach at Nice, France

Very pretty, but a bit rocky.   Here she finds more new friends.

Always good to see so many ducky friends

Always good to see so many ducky friends

A huge box of friends.    Time for a different type of fun.

Carousel in France

Carousel in France

Everyone loves a carousel.   And I, Ms. Ducky, ride again.

Carousel in France

Carousel in France

That was so much fun.   But it did make me a little hungry.   I see exactly what I want for a French breakfast.

Ms. Ducky has breakfast

Ms. Ducky has breakfast

That does look delicious, Ms. Ducky.   Ms. Ducky and her humans, want to see the Palace of Versailles.

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Let’s go inside!   This place is huge and beautiful.   So many doors with gold.

Inside Palace of Versailles

Inside Palace of Versailles

And look at this.

Inside Palace of Versailles

Inside Palace of Versailles

Mom, can we live in this palace?   OK, I really do love living in Colorado anyway.   Now to the Eiffel Tower.   I was there.   I did go to the top.   But it is so big, when taking a photo of the entire Eiffel Tower, you cannot see me.   Here I am, looking down.

Looking down from Eiffel Tower

Looking down from Eiffel Tower

This is scary.   Remember, I am a little duck.   I am on a strut that support the Eiffel Tower.

On struts of Eiffel Tower

On struts of Eiffel Tower

This is great.   Well, this little Ms. Ducky thinks it is time to rest.   But I am not finished in Europe, so keep reading our blog to see where I visit next.

Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado

Last Friday Zeb and Eider Duck and two humans went to Nederland, Colorado.  We wanted to see where the Frozen Dead Guy Days events would occur and look around this quaint mountain town.

There is a Carousel of Happiness in Nederland and we want to tell you about it.

Carousel of Happiness in Nederland Colorado

Carousel of Happiness in Nederland Colorado

This carousel is open year round.  The enclosed pavilion contains the carousel, a fully restored 1913 Wurlitzer Band Organ, a puppet theater and a gift shop.

There are a variety of animals on the Carousel of Happiness.

Riding on a peacock

Riding on a peacock

All 58 of these animals were hand carved by Scott Harrison.  Zeb and Eider rode on several.

Riding on an ostrich in Colorado

Riding on an ostrich in Colorado

The carousel is a restored 1910 Looff carousel.

We can sit anywhere

We can sit anywhere

There are also paintings of animals on the walls.

Painted pandas on the walls

Painted pandas on the walls

You have to see this!

When Scott Harrison was a Marine serving in Viet Nam, he envisioned building a carousel in the mountains.

Zeb and Eider with a new friend

Zeb and Eider with a new friend

And he really did it!!  He is still carving and each new addition is wonderful.  This is one of the recent additions to the pavilion.

Polar bear and others on wall

Polar bear and others on and through wall

We don’t know what will be next.

We talked to a nice man named John that explained everything to us and then started the carousel so we could ride.

Riding on a bear followed by a zebra

Riding on a bear followed by a zebra and dog

The rides cost just $1 per person.  If you can, give them a little extra to help meet expenses.

The Carousel of Happiness is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to spreading joy to those who visit the carousel.  Profits go to charities that benefit children and people with special needs.  For more information and more photos visit www.carouselofhappiness.org  This place is fantastic and fun!

Carousel of Happiness serves smiles

Carousel of Happiness serves smiles