Monday, March 9, 2009

Iditarod Fun...

Dean and I took the kids out to the restart of the Iditarod in Willow on Sunday. It was our first START of the Iditarod. We've been to many finishes, but never a start.

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It was kind of like a large dog race in Kotzebue...yelling about who was starting, yelling about the time they had left to go...etc. Nothing spectacular, but there were people from around the world to watch.

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It was a beautiful day in Willow, perfect for our mukluks and the long johns we wore under our jeans. The kids were content to run around in the snow and complain about their legs being tired. Nothing new here.

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We did encounter a truckbed full of pups for sale though. Of course all the kids wanted to purchase one.

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In my opinion, the finishes are much more fun. Especially when the musher finishes at 3:00 am. Who knows, maybe we'll make it to Nome for the finish too! :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally want that dog in the last picture, the blackish/greyish white one, with the icy blue eyes, laying on top of the brown one. Do you think you could arrange shipping for me?!
Good thing I wasn't there, or I know I would have gone home with the truckload of them. Wonder how the airlines would have felt about that?
CD

Ms. ~K said...

I'm so sorry I missed you at the restart. This Georgia Girl was cold when she got out of the car Sunday in Willow...but before long I had taken off my gloves and unzipped my coat---great day!!!
Glad I missed the truckload of pups! I would've had an extra carry-on!!!
I'm already planning next year's trip!
Take care,
K