Nationals '05 or Bust!

The adventures of Blade, Pogo, AJ, and Echo, on their long drive from Brooklyn NY to Abbotsford British Columbia for the OB LGRA and NOTRA Nationals.
Planned date of departure: Sunday July 24th
Planned arrival time: Friday July 29th early afternoon

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Abilene, Kansas

Home of the greyhound, very cool to see the landscape dotted with greyhounds.

Took a tour around the outskirts of town. Saw the Wayne Ward Farm, home of Apple Jax (although I don't know if he lives there now, he is at stud somewhere)

Got out and walked around the 2 training tracks, wish my backyard looked like that.

Greyhound Hall of Fame

Took the dogs inside so they could feel the energy of the hall of famers and greyhounds that have been before.

All they wanted to do was pull me over to the fluffy pillows and throne that the 2 dogs that live there (official greeters) have piled high in a corner. Pogo was really interested in job applications! I think the air conditioning was a big factor.

The we drove around and looked at greyhound farms from the road, and the NGA headquarters and the training track.

Right Outside of Abilene

Just 25 miles from the Greyhound Hall of Fame - can't wait.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Guess Where This is?

And guess what happenned????

Camping and Relaxing

Spent the night at Fort Bridger, Wyoming at a little campsite, slept in and then did laundry. Very relaxing. Heading east on I-80 now....

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Just made it to Wyoming, will look for a nice spot to camp tonight and relax a little. Dogs are hot inside the car, but it is cool outside now. Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery.

Idaho - Oregon Trail and Fossil Beds

Spent the morning hiking around the Snake River area in Idaho where the Emigrant Trail and the fossil beds and lava beds are.,

In Utah right now, heading towards Wyoming.

It's hot.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Boise, Idaho

Made it as far as Idaho, will drive a little more then sleep. Tomorrow to Utah and Wyoming.....

A Picture Share!

Baker City, OR

A Picture Share!

The Oregon Trail.

A Picture Share!

Snoqualmie Pass, WA Wed. AM. Traveling thru Oregon right now.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Picture Share!

Still in Seattle. Guess I''ll leave tomorrow.

A Picture Share!

Pho Tai for dinner. Thought of you Bridget while I was enjoying it.

Seattle, Washington- heading back east

Spent a great night in Seattle visiting (Thanks Rick and Jason!!!) and now I am having one last coffee and will hit the road.

I plan on heading east and south through Washington State and then Oregone towards Boise Idaho. The trip back will be a little more drawn out, as sightseeing is the goal.

I'll continue to post and I hope my audience continues to write me comments, I love reading them and it keeps me company on the road!! I feel as if I am traveling with a whole crew of friends and not just my 4 wonderful greyhound companions.

And yes, Gay, I will get a picture up of the inside of the car as I travel, it is well packed and efficient!!!

More later...

Monday, August 01, 2005

A Picture Share!

Seattle, WA-visiting with friends.