Pepe and Rory Peterborough Muscovy Duck
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Every winter, when the sun-warmed beaches of their beloved Florida hometown become inundated with tourists, Pepe and Rory, Muscovy Ducks and avid travelers, turn tail and excitedly head off to cooler climes on some infinitely planned great escape. This year’s grand journey has the pair meandering north up the coastline. It’ll be a more leisurely flight than those of their younger years, with plenty of stops to visit friends and explore local culture - while still keeping on a timeline to have them landing in DC for Spring. They have been eager to delve into the history the capital holds and, especially, to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Heading into their retirement years, the mellow pace is appreciated physically but, also, for offering a richer migration. Soon enough, they think they might just spend their saved pennies on an Airstream Classic and switch to old school road trips. It’ll be replete with a storehouse of canned victuals warming under the hood for lunch (served with a half-can of crisp, hoppy ale); plenty of totally ignored maps and itineraries spread all over the flip-up kitchenette table; and an obligatory soundtrack - on cassette, no less - marking the time spent. Their travels will surely continue to be indelible.