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Charlotte, North Carolina
June 3, 2010
From journal Classic Memphis
by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 26, 2005
Well, when we went to the Peabody Hotel to view the marching ducks, we discovered the hotel lobby was filled. From what I read, this was not uncommon, since the ducks had avid fans. Therefore, we didn’t think too much about it. And then, an elderly person told my partner that everyone was waiting for Neil to come out of the elevator. As a result, she told me that Neil had to be the handler of the ducks. But then we noticed a lot of big men coming up and down the elevators and the crowd kept pushing more toward the elevators. Then, as we anxiously waited for Neil and his ducks to waddle out of the elevator, the elevator door finally opened and there was Neil, but not Neil the duck handler - the pop star Neil Diamond (he was playing in Memphis that night)! I thought we were going to faint. We then quickly shot off a picture and then I sheepishly said, "Where are my ducks?" Then they did soon follow. I guess you could say Neil Diamond opened for them.
The ducks were delightful. They followed the handler who carried a handler stick and waddled down a red carpet to their fountain at the hotel.
This is a very family-fun attraction. It is not only for children, but also for the young at heart. In addition, it does not cost anything to view them. Therefore, I highly recommend taking your family to this attraction. But get there early - not only to see the ducks, as you never know who you might see at the Peabody Hotel.
From journal All Shook Up Over Memphis, TN
November 7, 2000
From journal Extra Long Weekend in Memphis
Loves Park, Illinois
July 10, 2006
From journal A Weekend in Memphis
New York, New York
November 10, 2004
The ducks, my dear. The man in the red coat cued the music, and the ducks shook the water off their tail feathers one by one and charmingly waddled out of the fountain and out of the lobby. Children were gleeful; moms took pictures of the glee.
Well, now that that's over, let's grab a seat and have a cocktail. And so we did, just one, since they were strong and sweet, and we were being encroached upon by burly football fans from the left. And so should you in this city of music, whenever possible, although preferably not around 5pm if you take your cocktails as seriously as we do.
From journal This One's for Elvis
St. Louis, Missouri
January 7, 2005
From journal Walkin' in Memphis with the Family