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Jan 21, 2014

Quieter day for me today while the 2 teams were out for a run.

Wyatt (15mths) and I held the fort and enjoyed some one on one time together – such a cool little kid who is happy in his own company and very laid back!

Really enjoyed watching the others organise the two teams and cruise on out of the yard.

Hoping to catch some sled time tomorrow……

Jan 21, 2014

My word what a day!!!! The best day yet!!!

I think my face muscles will be sore tomorrow from smiling today in excitement.

We learned, and had a go at running the dogs. Brilliant fun!!

Steve and I sat in the sled until Curt and Fleur got us to safe place so we could have a go!!!

It’s such an amazing feeling!!!

Jan 21, 2014

Sled dogs in AlaskaAwesome day... we got out on the sleds with the dogs. Not only did we get to ride in the sled, but Jax and I got to mush! (with Curt and Fleur riding along for guidance of course). 

Often we had the 2 dog teams running alongside each other, giving me a real sense of the genuine enjoyment these dogs have for sledding.

Jan 20, 2014

I couldn’t sleep properly last night as excitement and reality took over! We’re here!!!

We’ve meet the team and now we need to learn as much as we can without getting in the way.

Curt went out for a run this morning as we watched his set up in anticipation. The dogs are nothing short of amazing.  So willing and eager to GO!!

Jan 20, 2014

The weather forecast is not good for the next few days, more rain is due.

It’s rained in Anchorage and Willow, making the trails icy, hard and treacherous, not good for sledding training, but more importantly, it’s not good for race preparation.

We’re going to help Curt and Fleur pack the drop-bags for the Iditarod race. It needs to be below zero so that the dog food stays frozen in transit.