On the Road Meeting Ginger

Ginger is a 7-year-old greyhound.  She’s a greeter at the strangely compelling Greyhound Hall of Fame in Abilene, Kansas.  Ruth especially bonded with her.  Reportedly, 18,000 greyhounds like Ginger are adopted each year when they retire from racing.

Greyhounds are different from every other breed of dog.  They don’t, for example, sit easily on hard surfaces.  They run 45 mph.

Racing them is somewhat fading as a sport for many reasons.  It’s still popular in West Virginia, and Kansas is a big breeding state where 20 families around Abilene raise them.

Hank

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About roadsrus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road is...today's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roadsrus

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