Have you ever gone on a boat ride? Rufus was really excited! He was going on a big six-hour boat ride down the Lahn River, down the Rhine River, and then up the Mosel River and back again!
“BOW WOW”! Let’s go!
First, though, Rufus had to ride in a car to get to the boat which he planned to board in Bad Ems.
Rufus is very well behaved in the car. He sleeps a lot so he had his travel bed with him,
Uh oh! What could that sign mean? It was in German, and since Rufus was just beginning to understand German, he wasn’t sure that he could believe his eys! Rufus is learning both English and German. He will be a bilingual dog! Anyway, since there had been so much rain the past several days, the captain was afraid that the boat might get stuck under the bridges so the boat trip was cancelled due to high water! Rufus had to change his plans. Ruff!
After lunch at an Italian restaurant where Rufus was very well received, Rufus decided to continue by car to Koblenz. There, after some personal business and a short stroll to the Deutsches Eck where the Rhine and the Mosel come together, Rufus climbed to the top of the Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Emperor William) for a look around.
Do you know what country Rufus was visiting? Very Good! He was visiting Germany! And, he loved every minute of getting to know more about the world around him because everyone WINS when that happens!
Here are some sites that Rufus saw on his big day!
The funicular which crosses over the Rhine River
and climbs to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress . . .
The Captain told Rufus that Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is the second biggest fortress in the world after Gibraltar.
NEXT Rufus will visit Thüringer Wald. He’s a travelin’ dog!
Until next time then,
Your Heckery Dekkery Dog reporter at large . . . .