Friday, 16 March 2012

March 16, 2012 - Meanwhile - Bet

Meanwhile in Willow

There is peace and quiet.  The Pretty Curly Tails relax in the sun and snow.

Billie cleaning up

Casey getting a tan

Irving glaring at Charge with his good eye

Kelly being zen

Q reliving his trail time in his head

Roscoe not at all disappointed to be back in Willow

Runner resting, Charge trying not to look at Irving who is glaring at him with his good eye

See with her souvenir Iditarod straw

TopDog trying not to slide from his comfy spot

Beauty dreaming of salmon
But why are the Pretty Curly Tails so relaxed, so happy?

Tramp with her mouth shut for a change
Yep... because they CAN!

Meanwhile in Nome

Richard can't prepare the special spot in the dog yard for the Pretty Curly Tails at the finish because there have been a steady stream of finishers and there's no room.  He will be getting up very bright and early when the dogs have moved on to set up the V.I.P.C.T. lounge for the dogs to rest after the race.

He was also unable to steal... I mean FIND a snowmachine, as they are "hot" items in Nome, which means outrageously expensive to rent, gas is astronomical, and it will most likely be dark with the Pretty Curly Tails arrive at Safety, he will stay behind in Nome to prepare for their arrival and get pictures and stuffs... and things there for us to share with you.

Meanwhile in Norton Sound

Wayward, the North Wapiti GPS that fell off on the way to Koyuk, has been returned to the sled and reattached and is working, so we will have tracking all the way to the finish... whew.

Meanwhile in White Mountain

The Pretty Curly Tails and Musher are resting and will soon pull the hook on the last 70 miles of the Iditarod.

Somewhere along the trail, you may see them stop for a while.  The Musher has a special place where she thanks her dogs, both current and past that have made such a lasting impact on her life and heart, and some that have made a lasting impact on the lives of all sled dogs.

These last 70 miles is about the achievement she and the dogs have been through, and a bit of regret that its over.

No matter how long it takes, we will be watching, and are glad you, the North Wapiti fans, could make this trip with us.  We wait for the final legs... Safety, and then on to Nome.

- Bet

4 comments:

FiveSibesMom said...

Beautiful photos - finish traveling safe - we are all with you!

Barbara said...

Irving, you just keep glaring at Charge - he deserves it. :)
Looking forward to the most beautiful team's arrival in Nome tomorrow.

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Congratulations on your finish. What an achievement. We salute you!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful! Gorgeous dogs and such a wonderful sentiment re: The Special Stop. Brings tears to my eyes thinking aobut it. Karen and her dogs are just so beautiful, inside & out! Glad you had sudh a safe journey!
Sitka's Mom, Lisa(Cols. OH)