Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Canadian Challenge Day 2 - Bet

Howdy ho everybodies!

We're at the La Ronge hotel right now, all toasty warm.

It's been a busy, busy, busy day following the team along the trail.

When we last left off, the Musher was taking a break at the Elk Ridge checkpoint with all 12 Pretty Curly Tails.  She said she had a good run and was happy with all of the Pretty Curly Tails and the effort they were putting in on the trail.

After a five hour rest, off they went to the next checkpoint, MacLennan River.

On the way there, Todd developed a sore wrist, so when the team arrived at MacLennan River, she decided to drop him.

Molly also had a sore wrist, and she is also in heat.  The Musher didn't want to stress her out on her first race and risk a more serious injury, and since Molly's heart wasn't really into that race... and because her condition meant that the boys on the team were more interested in Molly... and to avoid an "Iditarod Moment"...

... Molly also got dropped.

Which leads us to Rocky.... poor silly Rocky.  Rocky was half asleep and miscalculated the trail.  He totally thought that they were approaching the LTs checkpoint where he would be packed up and get a cool snowmachine ride back to the drop dog area at La Ronge.

He was so disappointed to see that he had misjudged the checkpoints and the dog truck, Briffany, Richard, and I were there to take him back to the hotel with us.

All three of them are resting and recovering quite well... except for Rocky, who is moping about not getting to ride the snowmachine, but he'll get over it soon enough.

We want to send a big shout out to Gerry Walker, last year's Canadian Challenge winner.  Gerry scratched in the best interest of his team, and we applaud his effort and for being just an all around good musher and stuffs and things!!!

So, here we are in the hotel at La Ronge.  Molly, Todd, and Rocky sleeping it off in the dog truck, and we sit and wait, and check the GPS dot, and hit refresh and wait and hit refresh, and wait... and where's that pizza??

I decided to do the googles for all that girl stuffs Molly was telling me about why she was feeling all funny.  Sounds icky. Who knew !?!?

Urp... maybe I'll wait on that pizza for a bit.

I am making sure that Richard doesn't go anywhere without my knowing it

Until later everybodies!

- Bet


thecrazysheeplady said...

Love, love, love the cartoons! So clever and fun :-).

Barbara in IN said...

Second that - the cartoons are great! Sorry Rocky, you'll have to beg for a snowmachine ride after you get home...