Not sure how I got the travel bug, as my family lived in the same home all their lives, and traveling was not really part of my growing up. My first big trip, with money saved from working since I was 16, was at 19, between freshman and sophomore year. I took off for three months with a girlfriend to Europe. We did all of Europe on $5 a day thing. Best Time Ever.
In my 20’s, between leaving my teaching job, and taking a job in the business world, I drove cross country in a little green Karmann Ghia for three months. I hit as many National Parks as possible. One morning, sleeping without a tent, a deer grazed right next to my head. Best Time Ever.
Then when I turned 40, I ditched the East Coast corporate job, sold everything I owned (including the Karmann Ghia convertible), and set off cross country again, with my greyhound, Slim, to find a new place to live and rescue greyhounds. I landed in Kanab. Here are letters I sent home to my friends about that journey, so they could live vicariously through my adventures.
One prerequisite of hounds who stay with me is that they must love to travel. They view the car as one of the greatest adventures, and are willing to sit in it, quietly and happily, as we traverse the country. They must like variety and seeing new things, and meeting new people, and going with the flow. Routine is never part of our lives.
This year I want to do more of what I love. So I’m traveling to talk about greyhounds with other greyhound lovers.
You’ll find me giving talks, offering the Get Up & Go supplements and sharing my knowledge at:
- GPA-Orlando on February 12th. My talk is When I Am Older – with demos and lots of free stuff
- Solvang on February 24th. My talk is Why Does My Hound Do THAT??
- Grapehounds in Virginia on May 11 – 13th. I’ll be giving three talks there.
I’m looking for greyhound gatherings in the northwest and west coast from June – October. So if you’re having an event, and you’d like a former teacher, aspiring comedian, and greyhound know-it-all to come and entertain, just let me know. The hounds and I are traveling fools.