April 1st 2015
Actually that’s Professor Quackenstein to YOU. You might also know him by some of his “experiments in alchemy, time travel, and discount brain surgery.”
I’ve been meaning to take this tour ever since Dan BECAME Quackenstein a couple years back. This season, thanks to my niece Evvy needing to write a paper on an “interesting person,” I’ve been stalking the ice on the Charles River, waiting for the moment it melted so we could go asap. It was a gorgeous day, and a glorious way to brush off the crusty winter and splash into Spring.
Our Duck this day was Beantown Betty, as perceived in this Selfie:
I want to delve into all things Danny here, but that is both a subject deserving its own post and the topic of my niece’s paper. Let me suffice it to say that in addition to being an incredible juggler, performer, musician, rock band leader, stand-up comic, family man, FRIEND and -more recently- Duck Boat Tour driver (!), he and his juggling partner Joel perform the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show at our own Boston Museum of Science.
Quackenstein himself even snapped this shot of my kids at the helm, during his compulsory “union break” out on the water.
Thrilling as the ride was, his voice was still soothing enough for my three year old daughter to eventually drop off into the Land of Nod.
Alas, here’s my video of our enchanting experience; 2015-04-01 Quackenstein Duck Tour [4mins, 5secs]:
THANK YOU QUACKENSTEIN! Your tour was the GREATEST, and our experience was -quite literally- priceless.