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... it's worth looking at it (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peabody_Ho tel ). If we hadn't been so busy, we would have gone to the roof to see the new duck habitat the hotel has built. In short, there are ducks that live in the fountain in the hotel and have since the 1930s. They were trained later to march from their home on the roof down to the fountain in the morning and back at 5 PM. The ducks have been on the Tonight Show and on Sesame Street. It was ...
... seen, Hannibal has shrunk quite a bit from its heyday. It’s sad, but I suppose we’re not used to things in our country growing and shrinking. I imagine in Britain where their manufacturing went overseas literally eons ago, it is easier to accept it as part of 'the system.’ Still, hearing about how it was growing when Twain was growing up and seeing the architecturally cool buildings, it makes you feel a little sentimental (you know for ‘the old ...
... to our hotel through town, and another maze of
industrial estates. We also walked past (technically through) a wonder bread
factory, which made the surrounding air smell sweet and yeasty and lovely
(although American bread is weird and everything tastes sweet enough to be a
Greggs iced bun, even their artisan loaves...Laura and I have had many a
discussion about whether American visitors to the UK would find our bread
bitter or not).
... I hear you ask, what's that about ducks? Well, funny you should ask. The ducks in question are to be found in the lobby fountain of the Peabody Hotel. Why? Well it's all down to..... (very boring and old story ...) .... ducks come down in a lift take up residence in hotel fountain for the day and then go back up in the lift at the end of the day to spend the night in their 'penthouse' loft.
That's it for here. Moving onto Music City next ... more ...
... both! The store reminded me of the one my grandparents had in Greenville, TX when I was a small child. I loved the wooden plank floors that they sprinkled with oiled saw dust before sweeping. The aroma of that still is with me these many years later. We visited with one of the owners, viewed their menu and bought our ice, assuring them we’d be back for a hamburger before we left the area. Afterwards, we decided to drive the park ...