The Spirit Of BrownvilleYesterday morning mom contacted a friend of a friend of a friend who was able to make arrangements for PB to travel from Kansas City, Missouri to Rulo, Nebraska via the river boat, Spirit of Brownville. They don't normally take passengers on public cruises this early in the season but we were able to get special permission for PB to ride along on their annual test voyage.
As you can see from these pictures, PB had a grand time. It was just PB and the crew for the entire 125 mile trip up the river. She was treated like royalty as mom told the humans in charge that Pink Baby was a very special doggy who was on an extremely important mission. Since they were all dog lovers, they totally understood.
For refreshments, the crew provided PB with fresh fruit and Kool-Aid, which is a traditional Nebraska beverage as it was invented by Edwin and Kitty Perkins of Hastings, Nebraska. In celebration, the city of Hastings holds an annual "Kool-Aid Days" each August. PB chose to have cherry flavored Kool-Aid.
The crew also allowed PB to visit the wheelhouse and sit in the captain's chair. She dearly loved that!
As the Spirit of Brownville neared the Rulo Marina, the Captain called mom on her cell phone to let us know we needed to start our short trip to meet up with the boat and pick up PB. It was only a nine mile drive from Falls City to Rulo, but Banjo had to stop and potty three times! So we were a little late arriving at the dock. The Spirit of Brownville was on a tight schedule so PB told the Captain it would be okay for them to leave her at the dock as she knew we would be along shortly.
Here is the picture mom took of PB, with her bag, waiting patiently for our arrival.
Banjo ran ahead to apologize for making us late cause mom had told him to. PB was very understanding. She explained that she also has a tiny bladder and needs frequent potty breaks.
These are the only pictures we have to share with you as mom was busy driving us home. PB was exhausted from her trip so she asked if we could all sleep in this morning and suggested that we all just relax today before showing her around. (I think she and Tank overdid the site seeing since there is so much to do in Kansas City. She hinted she wants to just lay back and be lazy for a day or two.) Actually we are kinda glad to hear her say that cause Falls City is not a big town, we don't have lots of interesting things to do and see. I asked mom once why we even live here and she had no answer.
So we are just hanging out today. Tomorrow we will have more of Pink Baby's adventure to share with you.