Yesterday I received an unexpected treat in the mail - a $250 cheque from Iditarod. What a pleasant surprise!!! Usually, it is me funneling money to Iditarod, not the other way around!! What was the occasion?? Well, it seems the the wonderful folks at Schade Vineyard divided a good portion of the proceeds from the sale of their 'Iditarod wine between all mushers participating in the 2010 race - so $250 to each of us.Each musher was also given a bottle of the wine during the driver's meeting.
I hear it is a really good wine, but I don't have the nerve to open my bottle, as the team on the label is mine, coming up bank into McGrath on the '08 Iditarod (each bottle has a 'generic dog team picture' and then an inset of a particular musher - so you can get a 'Martin Buser' or 'Lance Mackey' label with their picture on it, but the dog team on the label is still mine!).
What a very kind and appreciated move by the folks at Schade Vineyard!! I'm off to drop them an email to tell them just that!