Sunday, August 23, 2009

Deming Duck Race

While searching the web for things to do around the area I came across a website for the Great American Duck Race.  It sounded like fun and according to mapquest it was a little less than an hour away so we decided to take the boys.  It turned out to be a little further away than we thought, but it ended up being a lot of fun.

There are a few short videos Ben took of the boys while we were at the Duck Race.  There is one of the boys riding the roller coaster, walking through the fun house, and one of the duck races.  It's not one of the duck races we were in, but Ben wanted to get a video of the whole race.

Heading into the Duck Race... I couldn't see the camera strap in the way in the blinding sun!

Kyler hanging out with the "Elvis Duck!"

At the duck race you "rent" a duck and then you can either race them in the water or on land.  You hold onto the duck until they say go and then you splash it and try to get it to hurry to the other side.  Ben and Kyler went first... Kyler didn't want to let it go to race, he just wanted to hold the duck.  Their duck actually came in second, but the judges didn't agree so they didn't get to advance in the races.

Bradley and I went next.

We did a good job splashing our duck and he came in second... which meant we got to advance to the next race.

Bradley also won some money for placing second in the race... here he is in front of the tent where he claimed his winnings.

There was, of course, plenty of rides for the kids at the Duck Race.  Ben and Kyler went down the Fun Slide while Bradley was riding the swings and he had so much fun he had to go again... and Ben talked me into going the second time.

The boys rode the Alligator Roller Coaster. 

 They both kept raising their hand, but it was so jerky every time he did it Kyler almost smacked his face into something.

While we were waiting to race our duck in the quarter finals we had to get some drinks to help us survive the heat... Bradley and Kyler each got a blue snow cone.  Obviously Kyler enjoyed his!

Kyler also had some crazy hair from wearing his hat all day... and Bradley has some awesome blue teeth.

Kyler finishing off his snow cone.

Meggie was wonderful all day... she just came along for the ride and didn't complain at all. 

When Bradley and I went to race in our quarter final race Kyler decided to come with us to help.  He really enjoyed holding the duck.

The boys had fun splashing the duck... he started off strong, but got lazy at the end so we didn't get to advance to the semi-finals.  Kyler splashed so hard he lost his hat in the water!


Denise said...

It looks like all the "kids" are having fun!!!

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