The ducks exited the elevator (to the sounds of Sousa – naturally) and waddled down the red carpet through the lobby…
That’s what we would have seen had we stayed at The Peabody Grand hotel.
To celebrate the last hotel of the trip, we looked into getting a room at this amazing hotel. The last Grand Hotel stay was so interesting and inspiring, that I’ve become a fan of Grand Hotels, when the quatloos* allow for it.
As we researched the hotel, we learned about the Duck March that occurs twice a day. The hotel ducks need assistance getting to the indoor fountain from their nesting place upstairs. So they have a supervised duck walk from their coops to the fountain. This requires an elevator ride, music, a red carpet and an elegantly dressed employee that escorts the ducks from place to place!! This magnificent event only occurs at 5 pm and 11 am.
Oh, the agony!! We would arrive at 6 pm and leave at 9 am!
And how could we possibly stay in a Grand Hotel with a duck march and miss the entire thing!?
Instead we stayed at the lovely (duck-less) Roadway Inn and ended up in the exact same room that we had during our first hotel of the trip – weird, eh?
We were happy to see the Memphis Pyramid again, although saddened by the thought that Memphis still has an UNUSED Pyramid! How could a city let something so cool decay? And wouldn’t it be a great place for the Niagara Falls Museum’s curio collection?
States driven through today: Illinois, Missouri, Memphis
- The Peabody Hotel ducks now travel to schools, hospitals and retirement homes!!
- The ducks live in a $200,000 Duck Palace! That’s a lot of money for an animal habitat!! What could it possibly contain? Hot and cold running money fountains?
- *quatloo: “is a monetary unit on the planet Triskelion” and a Star Trek term