Tall Ships Festival

Ahoy, mateys! This past weekend I attended the Tall Ships Festival in Long Beach, California with my dearest sister. She is completely obsessed with all things rubber duckie since she was a wee little one. For those that don't know, the giant rubber duck is a sculpture designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It is the biggest rubber duck in the world; measuring 85×66×105 ft and weighing 1,300 lbs. Hofman created this sculpture to spread joy and peace around the world and remind everyone of their childhood. So far, the giant rubber duck has traveled in Europe, Asia, and South America. 2014 marks the first year that the giant rubber duck has traveled to the United States. The Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach is its 3rd stop in America. So...of course, my sister would NEVER miss the opportunity to catch the rubber duckie in action! Here are some pics of our fun time this past Saturday:

We also got to take tours around the different battle ships, marine ships, and cruise ships that were there. 

Yupp! I'm the captain of this yacht!

American Pride!

 My sister actually rang this bell and it scared everybody on board. It was SO LOUD!!!

We also saw the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. I can cross something off MY own bucket list. I always wanted to see this truck. Now...someone find me the Tilamook truck!

My pasty legs...AHHH!!!

Everything tastes better with...BACON!!!

Except...I didn't feel like eating bacon after seeing the Maine Cousins Lobster Truck. They were on an episode of Shark Tank and actually got a deal out of it.

Nom...Nom...Nom... Connecticut Lobster Roll

AND...being the shopaholic and workaholic that I am, I had to get me some souvenirs that I just could't pass up!

Is this not the cutest earrings and hair clips you have seen OR what?!? It is all handmade by Moki Yoki & Me. I am TOTALLY wearing it to work one day!

This will also be going to my classroom decor. A captain's hat! In Pier 2 (Room 2), I AM the captain!

The authors of these books were there signing autographs. I'm excited to add these to my classroom library.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Tall Ships Festival pictures. I know I had a wonderful time with wonderful company!


  1. That duck! Looks like you ladies had a ton of fun!

  2. We did....except we BOTH forgot to put on sunscreen on our bodies and got some MAJOR sunburn. Now my shoulder is all discolored again.