Through the duck channels of the internet I have made friends with other rubber duck collectors. We formed an underground secret society for duck collectors on planet earth…Okay, not really..but it sounded exciting so I threw it in. The actual story is that I came upon a wonderful website for rubber duck collectors called Duckplanet when I began collecting rubber ducks. It is such a fun website and a very guilty pleasure of mine. I have bought and traded ducks with some of the folks and also met a few of them in person. Now to the point of this story…….I met a great gal on Duckplanet named Alena from the Pittsburgh area and she has a traveling duck named Luna. Luna had been cooped up for too long and needed a vacation…so she came to New York City. Here are the adventures (as seen through the eyes of Luna, of course).
After making her way to the Casa De Pato (translation-duck house AKA my apartment) in Astoria, NY (Queens). Luna decides to get out and see Times Square, but first she must take the subway:
Luna: “Like a streetcar…except more crowded and smelly.”
After about a 20 minute subway ride on the N train she found herself at the crossroads of the world…aka Times Square.
Luna: “I’m a little famished. How’s about I get somethin’ to eat.”
Luna (waddling up to a hotdog cart): “Is this stuff ‘city chicken’ ?”
Hot dog Vendor: “No, it’s street meat.”
Luna: “I’ll just have a can of pop and a hot dog, extra mustard and relish please.”
After having a street dog Luna continues to see the sites of Times Square.
Luna: “I can see the Great White Way from here. I should see a show…but what to see?”
Luna: “A show at the Marquis perhaps? I will have to come see it whenever I get some time.”
Luna: “Well this looks familliar! A little bit of Pennsylvania here in the big apple.”
….And after a tour of Times Square Luna is off to her next adventure. Where will she go? Stay tuned…