Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rufus Came To Detroit

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a cacher in Germany who wanted to send a "trackable" for me to release.  According to Groundspeak:
Simply put, a Travel Bug is a trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track your item on The item becomes a hitchhiker that is carried from cache to cache (or person to person) in the real world and you can follow its progress online.
About a week later, Rufus arrived!

Wanting to show my little German friend the beauties of the area, my sister and I took him on a grand tour of Detroit (yes, this is how I celebrated my birthday!)

Our first stop was the Belle Isle Aquarium:

Windsor skyline - Ambassador Bridge - Detroit skyline

Detroit Train Station

Municipal Building

Spirit of Detroit

Joe Louis Fist

The RenCen and the statue of Cadillac

The Detroit Skyline

Underground Railroad Statue (Windsor in the background)

Ambassador Bridge and the Boblo Boat

The Ren Cen - Belle Isle - Detroit River

Windsor, Ontario Canada

Lorna photobombed my pic. Run, Rufus, run!

Eastern Market

The OTHER "Big 3" in Detroit: Red Wings (Hockeytown Cafe), Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park), and Detroit Lions (Ford field).

Fox Theater

We also enjoyed lunch at the Green Dot Stables (amazing!), saw the Potted Potter (at City Theater) and then dinner at Roman Village Cafe (in Dearborn).  My sister spoiled me and was an amazing part of this great adventure.

And Rufus?  Took him to the Detroit Zoo the next day.

Happy Spring!


  1. what fun. I love it. Been to it all as I live in the area. Lucky Rufus.

  2. That's not a Bob-Lo boat. It's the Detroit Princess. The Bob-Lo boats are the Columbia and the Ste. Claire, both in storage.


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