8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: Vacation Part 5 - Ride the Duck

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vacation Part 5 - Ride the Duck

Thursday morning we had tickets to Ride the Duck. It was an absolutely beautiful day and the kids had a blast!! The Duck is an amphibious vehicle based on a famous WWII DUKW amphibious design, so it will drive on land and then float on water.

As we were getting on, everyone received a duck call that you blew everytime you saw another duck. Here are a couple of pictures of Tony and Cassidy.

Here is a video of the duck calls.

Here is a picture of Caleb and Margaret as we are entering the water near Branson Belle. Caleb was not real sure as we were going into the water.

Here is a picture of The Branson Belle that was off to the side of where we entered the water.

Here is another Duck that we passed on the water.

Here is a boat that was on the water while we were there.

Here is Captain Hillbilly. He was very fun. Once we got out into the lake, he allowed the kids to come up and drive the boat.

Cassidy was one of the first kids to go up. She has no fear!!!

Caleb was a little bit unsure about it, but Captain Hillbilly was very patient with him and helped him a lot. It was great to see Caleb doing something that scared him and doing such a great job. A huge thank you to Captain Hillbilly for his patience with Caleb, without even knowing that Caleb has special needs! Somehow while Caleb was driving some water got in the boat and got Margaret's shirt wet. Caleb apologized over and over again to Margaret!!

Margaret even went up and drove!!

This will be the last post about our vacation, as Friday it was raining and we didn't do a whole lot. The entire trip was a great time. It was a much needed time to get away and relax!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like the kids had fun! Did you guys stay at one of the Branson hotels by the lake?