Capt. Spanky in Bad Dürkheim

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
I'm so excited to tell you about my most recent trip to Bad Dürkheim for the Wurstmarkt! Though the public festival is known for being the largest wine festival in the world, there's more to it than being able to try over 150 different local wines. Now, I'd like to say I'm old enough in dog years to have a taste, but I stayed away, because even the slightest taste of grapes could kill me! I spent most of my time enjoying the carnival rides and games, though, the haunted house made me leap out of my skin! I know, I'm a scardy cat, or dog rather. If my tail was long enough, it would've been between my legs. To get my mind off of the haunted house, my human and I took the Ferris wheel for a whirl, and let me tell you, I have never seen such beauty. The large festival covered in bright, fl ickering lights was surrounded by so many vineyards. My eyes bugged out, and I panted in delight at the fantastic view. As we touched down, I got a whiff of something delicious. It wasn't the usual cheese treat my human rewards me with, though we all know I would roll over anytime for some cheese. The smell was something from heaven. I knew something was cooking, but being four-legged, I couldn't see up to the counter. My human grabbed something from the vendor and my nose and ears perked up. She put a piece of it to my mouth; it was a sausage! I couldn't come to a "sausage market" without trying one, and I'm glad I did. The festival was so incredible. I'll have to beg my human to come back next year. The event usually takes place the second and third weeks of September.