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“Chuck Duck Goes to WASHINGTON” (New Video)

Just got back from Washington, DC!  The wife had to attend an HR conference out there, and, as usual, we wound up turning the trip into a golden opportunity to travel and explore.

Let me tell you something, anybody born and raised in this country is doing themselves a grave disservice by not visiting our nation’s capitol.  Where else can you get a historic river, an eternal flame, a SPY museum, the steps from “The Exorcist”, ALL the monuments and memorials you could ask for…and something called Amish Chicken?!  It was one of the greatest trips of my life. And it sincerely made me reflect on my heritage, my patriotism, and my PRIORITIES.  In the wake of those terrible shootings in Orlando, I am realizing more and more than our days might be numbered as a species and that we SERIOUSLY need to come together as a country.

But best of all, this trip to Washington gave me a good reason to return to my puppetry.  No, really, blame my wife for this.  It was Nic who wholeheartedly encouraged me to pick out a puppet from my vast collection and bring it along with us.  So I could present the adventure through HIS eyes on my Facebook and Instagram.

I had so much fun with this project.  And I think I wisely chose the best candidate for the job: A little bath mitten I used to make other videos with called Chuck Duck. 

So here is a “highlights” video for you to enjoy from my…er…Chuck Duck’s visit to Washington.  Just click the pic below and GO.  

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WINE PAIRING: Our friend Tracy, who lives in Virginia, hooked up with us for supper one night at Graffiato in DC’s Chinatown and told us all about Louden County’s Stone Tower Winery, where she is a club member. I can’t even tell you how desperate I am now to hit Virginia wine country now. I anxiously await the 2013 Estate Wind Swept Hill, a blend of Merlot and Cab Franc. 

That was the ONLY real frustrating aspect of our trip. You couldn’t find any local wines anywhere. So I was stuck sticking to lagers and cider. Oh, the things I endure…!