Thursday, September 21, 2006

R is for Ride the Ducks

Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 048 Amphibious vehicles from some war that ended up in Seattle somehow and now serve as a means of tourism. It was pretty fun! Our "Duck" ended up with a blown out tire shortly into our tour so we had to go back and switch Ducks. Unfortunately we switched drivers too. The first guy was much funnier. Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 026 Ah well. It was neat though. We were able to ride right off the highway into the water. The houseboats and house barges were such a neat sight. I could totally live like that. Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 073 Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 072 Unfortunately, there's no way in hell I could afford to live like that. The waterfront property is crazy stupid expensive. See? Gah! Over a quarter million for a teeny one bedroom one bath. You should see the size of these things. Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 071 Insane. But the view! Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 070 Just makes you want to hide in a closet and talk to a radio talk-show host doesn't it?Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 064 Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 063 Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 059 A reminder, tomorrow is Yarn Pr0n Friday, so if you've joined the ring don't forget to post at least one good picture of fiber tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, all who've joined will be able post a good fiber shot. I'll be surfing the ring and commenting!

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

I'm so far behind in my alphabet!

I think Memphis had these duck boat things too. But I think riding it into the Pacific would be much cooler than riding it into the Mississippi!

ladylinoleum said...

I'm with you on pining for houseboat living. Sadly, I too lack the financial resources needed to attain such a lifestyle. Oh well!

I think I need to join that ring...

trek said...

Thanks for the suggestion - I am right now binding off the Molehill Peakette Shawlette.

Robin said...

They have the ducks in Wisconsin too, by Wisconsin Dells - I agree with the previous poster that riding them into the Pacific is pretty cool compared to either the Mississippi or some swamp in Wisconsin!

Cheesy Knit Wit said...

Those ducks are every where!

My husband and I have wanted to purchase a houseboat and live on the water.....wouldn't that be so nice? I'm smiling just thinking about it.

Well, I have the jitters about Yarn Pr0n Friday. Gourds, I need a life. Hee hee hee

Zonda said...

Oh how I would love that life on the water! Um..pictures are loaded, now to blog...hoping to pass muster ;)

KnitMongrel said...

They've got those boats in Boston too, where I grew up, and I remember thinking as a kid (before I went on one) that they had to be like the Gadget-Mobile - remember, from Inspector Gadget? I always figured they went through some kind of cartoonish transformation and presto! Water-resistant. Go me. :) Love the pictures... only figured out this afternoon how to add html to my site, so I'll be trying to join the Pr0n ring now. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Rain said...

The tour bus looks really cool. So 'fess up - what's your radio call in name?