Monday, August 22, 2011

Got Ducks?

Saturday was the annual Great Tennessee Valley Duck Race to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.  They sell rubber ducks for a chance to win a number of great prizes.  All of the ducks (estimated to be 40,000-50,000) are dumped into the Tennessee River downstream of the downtown area.  They eventually make their way to Volunteer Landing where lots of people are awaiting their arrival. 
There was a great children's area with inflatables and food (can you say FUNNEL  CAKES?!?!?!).  My wonderful friend, Lindsay, went with us (I should mention that the kids LOVE LOVE LOVE her) and we spent some time entertaining the kids.  It was a little warm, so we only lasted a couple of hours but I think the kids liked it.  Afterwards, we made a stop at Brusters to introduce Ms. Lindsay to their yummy ice cream.  They are all fans of mint chocolate chip now after trying Auntie Karen's "green ice cream" a few weeks ago.

That is one big rubber duck!

All three eating mint chocolate chip.  Yummy!

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