We signed up and bought three duckies. The rubber ducks are loaded while the judges wisely split for distant lands that are not inhabited by giant yellow ducks.
The ducks were off to a kinda slow start, but the organizers had thought ahead and built in a little waterfall, plus they had people wading along as rubber duck herders.
This time they split for good, getting out and waddling off with outraged quacks.
The rubber ducks meanwhile have reached the waterfall.
The ducks wound and wound...
...assisted by the duck herders. They had to keep taking rubber ducks away from the black Lab and tossing them back in, he kept jumping in and trying to retrieve them.
Nah, we didn't win. But the kid did get to take three rubber ducks home with her.