Ride the Duck

The Duck or...D.U.K.W.

The Duck or…D.U.K.W.

Right, what’s a “duck”?  Well that is one of the WWII era amphibious vehicles that have been pressed into service as Seattle tour boats/buses.  Suzie picked a beautiful sunny September afternoon and took all of her tribe for a local adventure.

The “duck” comes from the manufacture’s (GMC) naming convention.  The designation of DUKW is not a military acronym; rather, the name comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC.

  • “D” indicated a vehicle designed in 1942,
  • “U” meant “utility”,
  • “K” indicated driven front wheels,
  • “W” indicated two powered rear axles.

If you’re interested in a little history of the DUKW check this link.  But for now let’s get right to the show:

Duke - Not Sleepless in Seattle

Duke – Not Sleepless in Seattle

In case you’re wondering, Duke conked out and slept right through our wonderful dinner at P.F. Chang’s.  But he did wake up in time to not miss out on the ice cream dessert back at his house.  Brilliant!

Ride the Duck

Ride the Duck

Well thanks Grandma Suzie for the delightful day out with the family.         We Love You.

Till next time, Kat

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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