The joy of a school break is escaping from home, and visiting the gorgeous city by the bay, San Francisco.
Part of the fun is playing tourist, and enjoying the diversity, and unique sights, sounds, and modes of transportation. In this case, on San Francisco’s Ride the Ducks, a former WWII amphibious vehicle, known as DUKW, roaming the streets of San Francisco.
In fact, hit up Wikipedia and you’ll find a trove of fun facts, like this gem:
The designation of DUKW is not a military acronym; rather, the name comes from the model naming terminology used by GMC
- ‘D’ indicated a vehicle designed in 1942,
- ‘U’ meant ‘utility’,
- ‘K’ indicated driven front wheels,
- ‘W’ indicated two powered real axles.
I always find it interesting when things I think are obvious acronyms, turn out not to be.
Last year my family took a ride on Ride the Ducks in San Francisco, and I can’t wait to take my daughters, some friends, and have a quack-a-riffic time again.
You’re in luck too. Ride the Ducks has opportunities for you to win your way onto their decks. Take a picture of the SF Amphibian vehicle, and post it on the Ride the Ducks Facebook page, and get the chance to win a free ride for you and a friend. Or, you could take a picture with Splash the Duck to get a special deal.
My only question for you is, are you ready to get your quacker on?
Ride the Ducks is providing my family tickets for the ride. All anticipation, and adoration of this SF experience are entirely our own.