Friday, March 26, 2010

What's Happening?

Hello Everyone!

Just to keep you up-to-date on what will be happening over the next two months before I head out of Ketchikan to run dogs for the summer
in Skagway . . .

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 24th. There will be a fundraiser garage sale in the Houghtaling Elementary School gymnasium to raise money to help pay for feeding my race dogs over the next year. If you are ready for spring cleaning, this would be a great opportunity for you to get rid of some clutter. If you would like to donate anything, please bring your items to Houghtaling on Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 4:30 pm. The garage sale will go as follows: people may take whatever they wish and then make a donation for the items that they have chosen.

I am going to also be having an auction (not solid on the date yet, but somewhere between the last couple weeks of May and first week in June). If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact me and I will make arrangements for it to be picked up.

Thank you for your help and support in getting me to that starting line in Anchorage!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Meet 5 of my 10 dogs for 2011

Carmack - Leader
Stovepipe - Leader

Friday, March 5, 2010

Iditarod Start Tomorrow

Birds-eye view of the start of Iditarod 38!

My new leader Carmak. He is leading for Emil Churchin in this Iditarod.

There's no place like NOME!

DeeDee and I hanging around in the hustle and bustle of downtown Anchorage.

Tomorrow, people will congregate on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage to cheer on 71 mushers who will be heading to Nome on Sunday. Tomorrow will also begin my one-year countdown until I will be running down 4th Avenue with my dogs - March 2011. There is still so much to do and plan before the year slips away. I want to wish all the 2010 mushers a safe and successful Iditarod adventure!
What a great day for the start! The temperature was warm and the fans were excited!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Successful Discovery Center Talk and Spaghetti Dinner!!

Sharing information about dog mushing at the Southeast Discovery Center.
A LARGE THANK YOU to my kitchen helpers: Marjean, Jen, Jan, Valerie, Vicky! Thank you also to everyone else who helped make this dinner a success: Mom and Dad, Jan, Sarajustine, Cheyanne, Terrence, Jean, Shay, LoAnn, Patty, Beau, Gretchen, Norma, Melody, Pam, Eric, Brenda, Jackie, Dana, Courtney and Laura!
(If anyone was left out please know that you are still appreciated!)
I want to also thank everyone who bought a ticket and/or attended the dinner.
This dream would not become a reality without YOUR SUPPORT!

Serving up some tasty spaghetti, Caesar salad and garlic bread.

Protect a Paw, Buy a Bootie!

Some of the delicious desserts . . .