Reviewing the last episode of our rocket crew’s adventure, Roger, Rita, Rachel and
Raymond were in trouble and about to wreck the razzmatazz rocket in the river rock
rainstorm. The rocket was rolling out of control, it was rusted and the rudder and
gauges were damaged. The crew were not sure what to do next.
Rita radioed to the nearest planet for help. The closest planet was Ruso. It was
only 4 million miles away. The air traffic controller answered on the radio and
instructed their safe landing on the emergency wreck tarnac. The rocket wrecking
crew was waiting for their landing and used their giant wrecker to tow the rocket to
the rocket repair hangar for repairs.
In the meantime, the rocket crew went to the rocketport to rest and recuperate.
There were restrooms, restaurants and three recreation rooms at the rocketport.
Ruso was a planet where everyone went to vacation. It was known for its resorts,
restaurants, rodeo, rock climbing, river rapids rides and roller coasters. Ruso was
inhabited by rats, rabbits, raccoons, roosters, red river hogs, river dolphins,
rheas, reindeer, ringtails, rhinoceroses, robins, rufous rat-kangaroos and rock hyraxes.
There were no humans on the planet. All of the animals appeared to get along
together and were not concerned when others from different planets visited. After
all, Ruso was a vacation resort. The rocket crew relaxed and ate ratatouille and
ravioli and drank raspberry juice for two days, while their rocket was being
On the third day of their stay, the door to one of the recreation rooms was suddenly
rammed open. There were three large rhinoceros standing in the broken door demanding
answers to the questions of who were they, where were they from, and why were they
there? The crew could hear the other guests running, screaming and hiding in fear.
Rachel introduced the entire rocket crew to the rhinos and explained the purpose of
their mission. Roger explained what happened to their rocket. The leader of the
rhinos was Roxanne. She was the largest of the three and she had no problem showing
her wrath that day. The other two rhinos, Rabia and Ramona did most of the ranting
and raving which scared most of the guests. Roxanne reminded the crew that their
stay was to be very short and to get out and do not return! The rhinos rudely
retreated from the recreation area. The rabbit in charge removed the rammed doors
and calmed the guests down and said that this was normal for the three rhinos to
rant and rave, they always tried to bully any guest that was human and wreck the
resorts. Rabbit said that their rambunctious raids would have to end soon or the
entire planet would suffer. The rocket crew reviewed the problem and decided to
help. Raymond checked on the progress of the rocket repair. He went to the hangar
where the rocket was being repaired and the raccoon in charge reviewed his roster as
he walked around it. The rocket was on a rack in the air with ten or more rats
making all of the repairs. The rudder was replaced, the rocker cover, and the radio
too. The rocket was sanded to remove the rust and painted razzmatazz red. The
raccoon continued to check his list. He announced that the rocket would be ready to
ride in four hours. Meanwhile, back at the rec room, Roger, Rita and Rachel planned
a way to save planet Ruso from the roaming, ruthless, ruckus of Roxanne and her
rhino gang. The rocket crew challenged the rhinos to a rocket racket ball game where
the loser must stop bullying and ripping up the planet. Roxanne and her rhinos
accepted the challenge. Raymond radioed to Roger that the rocket would be ready in
48 hours. Rita and Rachel shopped for the rackets and balls that they would need for
the rocket racket ball game. Roxanne and her rhinos replaced the worn parts on their
rhino rocket. Raymond soon returned with the razzmatazz rocket ready for the racket
ball game. The racket ball game began at two at the Grand Ruso Sport Stadium. The
game was sold out! It looked like all of the animals and visitors on vacation were
at the game. The rocket crew were in their ship reading the gauges and getting the
rocket ready for the game. Roxanne and the rhinos were in their ship which looked
like a giant surf board with a glass domed top. The game began with the red rubber
racquetball sailing toward Roxanne with rapid speed. Roxanne and her rhinos missed!
The crowd roared as the razzmatazz rocket crew scored! Roxanne served and the rocket
crew returned the ball and Roxanne missed again! This went on for more than an hour.
It was clear that the rocket crew had won this game of rocket racketball! When the
game ended, Roxanne was presented with the Rules of Ruso which included no bullying,
no reckless or rambunctious behavior. Roxanne agreed to repair all damage she and
her rhinos made on the planet. Roxanne and her rhino gang will be watched by radio
television and if they break the rules, they will be removed from the planet and not
allowed to return.Roxanne signed two copies of the agreement. The Razzmatazz Rocket
crew presented Roxanne and the rhinos a gift of peace and friendship. It was a big
basket of ramen noodles, radishes, raisins and ricotta cheese;snacks that the rhinos
The residents and visitors of Ruso cheered with happiness because their planet was
It was again time for Roger, Raymond, Rita and Rachel to return to the razzmatazz
rocket to explore new galaxies, solar systems and planets and spread peace and
friendship. The next adventure was to the Rhombus galaxy!