Sorry I've been so quiet lately - we have been very busy finishing up drop bags - which were turned over to ITC
(Iditarod Trail Committee) yesterday *phew* Colleen, a friend from Craven, Saskatchewan, showed up yesterday to help out until the start of the Race, so I should be able to find the time to get out a few more diaries entries.
In the meantime though, I wanted to point you all towards the Serum Run website.
It is a close to 800 mile trip from Nennana to Nome, following the route of the original Serum Run.
This year, as many of you know, Jamie West (friend and landlady extraordinaire) will be participating with her dog team (which includes former NorthWapiti dog
Atigun) She leaves for Nenanna on Saturday and the event starts on Sunday. You can follow it online - as we all will be doing from the house here.
Jamie on the runners with Karen at the
2005 Iditarod Ceremonial Start
I'm sure you all want to join me in wishing Jamie a safe and enjoyable trip. She has worked very hard getting ready for this and we are sure it will be a fantastic adventure!
Stay warm Jamie - and don't forget to take a moment everyday to reflect in awe of the amazing men that traveled that very trail in 1923 to save lives in Nome. Giving them the respect and admiration they so richly deserve should keep the spirits that live out there happy to see you passing!
And BTW - party at the West/Banks house Sunday night! EVERYONE welcome!!! (Just kidding Jamie - we will take great care of the place - honest!)