Daisy Duck, Silverton, CO, USA


Posted Apr 28, 2007, 8:49 pm
DaisyDuck loves the idea of travelling, but she has never been further than the local pond. 

She often looks down the river, and daydreams about what she might see, and what adventures she would have, if she followed the river all the way along to the sea.

Now she is a little more grown up, and able to leave her mum without getting completely lost, she has decided to join ToyVoyagers in the hope of seeing some world-famous rivers and watery places. 

Please will you help this little duck fulfil her ambitions? 


Posted May 21, 2007, 7:15 pm
Daisy arrived today! Here she is posing with a Texas flag:


Posted Jul 14, 2007, 12:04 am
Daisy  appeared in my mail box today, along with Froddo from Australia.  She is resting now and will be getting the grand tour of Iowa's corn fields soon. 

Posted Jul 23, 2007, 12:51 pm
Daisy has been visiting the farm and has seen lots of exciting things.  She saw goats, llamas, cats, and dogs, oh and 2 year old Miles.  She was almost eaten by a hungry goat. 

She went on a boat on a pond and sw the tall Iowa corn. 

Posted Aug 16, 2007, 11:32 pm
Daisy along with her traveling companion Fredo the Frog have been on a family vacation to New Mexico.  They traveled through Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.  While in Red River, they took part in a family reunion and saw lots of exciting sights. 

Posted Aug 16, 2007, 11:59 pm
Adventures in Kansas and Nebraska

Posted Aug 17, 2007, 12:06 am
Back again in Iowa and about ready to move on, Daisy shares some vacation photos.

Posted Sep 14, 2007, 2:46 am
Here we are back in New Mexico.  Its a little different from our last trip.  We are up in the high desert and its hot and sandy but there are not many trees and not much vegetation.
When we arrived Coney and Rosa were there to greet us.  Rosa said she was just camping up in the mountains above Red River recently.  We are looking forward to seeing a lot of sights with Rosa and Coney.

I also met some other toys here but I understand they are not voyagers -- at least not yet.

Posted Sep 15, 2007, 11:15 pm
I am all rested up from my trip and ready to see the sights.  Today my host introduced me to lucky-ducky, well sort of.  Lucky-ducky isn't here just now but is in Finland enjoying a wonderful extended vacation with his host Delenna  I was able to view his travel log on the computer and he has seen and done a lot in Finland.  Maybe I will get to go there someday too.  Maybe I will be able to meet lucky-ducky in ducklife.

Posted Sep 19, 2007, 3:03 pm
I went to college.  I was able to sit in on a computer class that my host teaches and in the afternoon she let me help teach.  I met some very nice students and told them all about toy voyagers.

Posted Sep 23, 2007, 6:03 am
The ruins were not really from the Aztec but from Pueblos long before.  By studying the trash layers the archeologists discovered that the ruins were home to 2 distinct groups at 2 distinct times.  The builders were Pueblo Indians.
The Great Kiva is like a sanctuary or worship place and is in the West Plaza at the ruins.  It was rebuilt in 1934 so we would know what it looked like.


Posted Sep 23, 2007, 6:07 am
Here are some more pictures.
The Aztec Ruins National Park is on sacred ground.  The park became a world heritage site in 1987.
Construction of some of the old buildings dates back to before the 1100's. 
The West Ruin was the largest of the buildings and had at least 400 rooms rising 3 stories.
It was a public building like todays civic centers. 
The Hubbard Site was built with three walls surrounding a Kiva.  22 rooms were built into the walls.

Posted Sep 23, 2007, 4:29 pm
We headed out on a road trip today.  I was joined by Froddo, Coney and Rosa.  We were heading to Grand Junction Colorado but we drove north through Utah.  The beginning of the trip was pretty cool with some exciting rock formations. The first notable one was Shiprock near the town of Shiprock.  It is the core of an old volcano that has all the rest of the mountain blown away by the wind.
For most of the trip it was too dark for pictures so our host showed us some from a previous trip.  We went through the Canyonlands, where all the rock is very red.  Arches park was along the road but we didn't drive into it at night.  I could have slept but I was glad I didn't because we drove across the Colorado River!  My host explained there are no dams nearby and that the river is still quite small here.  Later on it gets joined by the Gunnison River and the Green River and gets much larger.  She also said we would be able to cross the Colorado River lots of times for the next few days because it runs right through town in Grand Junction.

Posted Sep 23, 2007, 4:42 pm
We will be here for 2 days but there isn't going to be much sightseeing.  Our host said this trip is all about work.

Posted Sep 23, 2007, 4:53 pm
Well the work part is over and we are heading back to New Mexico but we will be driving through Colorado this trip.  Its still daylight so I will be able to see more too. 
As we headed down the highway and I saw the big mountains ahead of us I asked wourpet how we would get around them and she said we would be going over and through -- not around.  Its autum here now and the leaves are all turning and it was a beautiful trip.

Posted Sep 23, 2007, 5:01 pm
On our long drive we stopped in Silverton Colorado to eat.  It was just starting to get dark.  We ate at the Brown Bear Cafe and it was a really neat old miners cafe from the early 1900s.  The rest of the drive to Farmington was dark so we didn't get any more pictures.  We are back in New Mexico resting up and getting ready to continue on our USA Trail.  Froddo and I saw parts of New Mexico, Utah and Colorado during our stay with Wourpet.