today we joined friends along a very nice spot on the trail, away from the throngs of people downtown and watched as all 62 teams passed by.
a short distance up the trail from us, someone was giving out hot dogs to the mushers. its not all business on the back parts of the trail, away from the media and tourists. instead, just a bunch of alaskans looking for a good time and an excuse to barbecue with down, fleece, hats, hand warmers and hot drinks to keep warm.
i must say, a good time was had by all.
for those of you who are interested, the official iditarod web site is quite informative. you can click here to find it.
there are some very interesting people who run this race.
i'll be keeping my eye on lance mackey's step-son, cain carter. the 19 year old rookie has some big shoes to fill being lance's son and running this race for the first time.
of course, lance himself will be looking for his 5th win. an amazing feat for a man who has been through fairly serious cancer treatment a few years back. he's a machine, that one.
then there is zoya denure, who's dogs are all rescue dogs, love that, love her. mike williams jr. is yupik eskimo and one of the only natives running the race, i'd love to see him do well.
a peek of my world today~ hope you enjoy.
scott janssen of anchorage with his team
lance, the man, mackey
rogue rider on the trail
"wait, what, did you say NOME?"
love the thumbs up here...
officially keeping us "in line"
the view from the trail
(the musher from jamaica) a hot apple pie, fresh off the grill
just a little jog in the park.
go dogs go!
one of the prettiest teams