Happy New Year’s Eve Day

The Colorado Traveling Ducks and their humans hope you have a very Happy New Year’s Eve.   In Denver, it will be cold as we ring in the New Year.   Denver will have two fireworks displays again this year.   The first show is at 9 p.m. and the second is at midnight.   Here are some photos celebrating New Year’s Eve in 2013.

Denver fireworks last year

Denver fireworks last year

Celebrating the arrival of 2014 near Denver's capitol building

Celebrating the arrival of 2014 near Denver’s capitol building

Looking forward to ringing in 2015 in Denver

Looking forward to ringing in 2015 in Denver

If you are near a television at midnight Eastern Standard Time, we hope you watch the ball drop in Times Square.   This, the 6th ball, debuted in 2009.   The ball begins 475 feet about the street.   Weighing 11,875 pounds, the ball is 12 feet in diameter, and contains 2500 crystals.   That is really big!

We will celebrate with friends, one of whom is hosting a party.  We will be careful and hope you will be careful also.   If you drink, please have a designated driver or call a taxi.   Have a good time today and remember the Colorado Traveling Ducks care about you.

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Celebration of the USA in Avon, Colorado

I, Zeb the Duck, loved the 28th annual Celebration of the USA in Avon, Colorado.  This festival was held at Nottingham Park in Avon.

Nottingham Park by Nottingham Lake is great for festivals

Nottingham Park by Nottingham Lake is great for festivals

When it is dark, fireworks will explode over this lake

When it is dark, fireworks will explode over this lake

Avon is a few miles west of Vail.

Of course we were hungry and such choices.

Alligator on a stick and Shark on a stick???

Alligator on a Stick and Shark on a Stick???

After chicken on a stick, burritos and gyros, we concentrated on desserts.  Did you see that sign?  Deep fried pickles, Baconade  (Bacon lemonade?)  Also deep fried PB&J.    We decided on funnel cake and mini donuts.

We love funnel cakes and mini donuts!

We love funnel cakes and mini donuts!

Yum!  Greer and Rachael liked the festival, too.

My friends, Greer and Rachael

My friends, Greer and Rachael

And I like them.

We saw a man on stilts

So tall.  Don't fall.

So tall. Don’t fall.

and then we saw this artist with his paints.

He can paint.

He can paint.

This juggler is tall.

Don't drop those!

Don’t drop those!

He is also my friend.

We are friends now.

We are friends now.

Do see this guy—

Juggling fire while standing on a ball???

Juggling fire while standing on a ball???

standing on a ball while juggling fire.  I really liked this man.

A human bronze statue

A human bronze statue

He is so still, he looks like a bronze statue, but he is alive.   For little ones only.

This looks like fun!

This looks like fun!

Small humans have fun in this bouncy house.

After dark, we watched the fireworks.  I love fireworks.  I also liked the patriotic music during the fireworks.  In Avon I watched 10,000 shells exploding over the lake.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

I am so glad we went to the Celebration of the USA in Avon, Colorado.  Happy Birthday United State of America!

Celebrate the USA!

Celebrate the USA!