Recently, our little family (my husband and 7 year old step son) went with a couple friends to Ride The Duck in Seattle. We thought it would be fun for him, and I had heard good things from the Verity Mom, Rosemary Garner. She also rode The Duck recently with her daughter and had a great time.

So, we bought our “wacky quackers” (awesome plastic, duckbill-shaped noisemaker) and got ready to explore this great city where we live. It is a 90 minute tour that goes over land and water, and the vehicle drives right into Lake Union, which the 7 year old thought was great fun.

The “captain” of our duck was very funny, and really has to be the most secure man in the world. The way he dances in front of large crowds every day is quite impressive. The views we saw were amazing and it was a good way to just sit back and learn about our city. I know that I learned some things about Seattle I never knew.

In short, I think it is good for everyone to find the kid within themselves every so often and try something a little out of the ordinary. If you are looking for something fun, consider riding the Duck. Do you have any other suggestions for fun things to do with kids in Seattle? Have you ridden the Duck too? Did you like it? I am curious to know if everyone else has enjoyed it as much as our little family did.
Have a fun and exciting day acknowledging your inner child!

Melina Young

My name is Melina Young and I am the director of marketing at Verity Credit Union. I love everything to do with marketing, advertising, public relations and social media – especially all the research that goes into making a product or service really work for our members and making sure the right people hear about it. In addition to my time spent marketing, I have a blog and write about celiac disease, which I was diagnosed with in 2010. Basically, I can’t eat any of those foods we all love that are made with wheat, barley or rye.

I have also recently started running and completed my first 5k in 2011. Some people may not know that I used to do a lot of acting, dancing and singing in my life. I was in a Nike commercial with Gary Payton in junior high (if anyone ever finds the footage please send it my way!) and I used to compete as an opera singer in high school. I almost majored in musical theater in college, but I’m very glad with my decision to study marketing!

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