March 09, 2011


I have three girlfriends who went up to the Iditarod this year. My one girlfriend goes every year, this being her 12th, I believe. My other two friends have always wanted to go and they saved enough cash so that this would be their year.

I told them to start a blog. I had all sorts of crazy names for them. They are creative in their own right and to blogger they went.

One morning they sent me a picture of an Alaska sunrise, on my cell phone and said, 'Morning in Alaska'. The next morning while in traffic taking my son to school, I snapped a picture of all the cars, sent it to their phone and said, "Morning in West Palm Beach". When I saw the running of the reindeer, I was wondering why they did not partake. Evidently my girlfriends were teatotalling it, and runners with reindeer... are drunk. Or close.

I'm linking my favorite post. A few notes here:

1) I am still an anonymous blogger to most of my life. The two lives really do not intersect. These women are very dear to me, but they do not know I blog. I'm about to take a chance and have two worlds collide. Should you comment, please DO NOT put that I sent you there. They don't know about my safe haven here. Not that it would be a bad thing, but I just... believe it or not... can be rather private. (Yeah, there is a certain element of guilt here since I really do love these ladies to pieces...)

2) This is my favorite post of all of their posts (short blog for them as it was a short trip, they didn't stay for the whole thing) as it encompasses so much.

3) To my Dad... please scroll down and you will find a video. This is the Scottish Musher, Wattie McDonald. Very cool to see a true Scotsman enter the race in kilt. I thought you might enjoy it.

I forgot to ask them this morning when I spoke to them, if they'd seen the Northern Lights. It's on my Bucket List.

Go HERE...

Posted by Boudicca at March 9, 2011 10:23 PM

All that was missing was the skirl of the pipes.

Posted by: Angus of Islay at March 10, 2011 08:39 AM

Rev Paul has his post on this year's Iditarod. He lives in Anchorage. He loves the cold weather. LOL.

I'll have to go check out your friend's observations.

Posted by: Teresa at March 10, 2011 02:23 PM

Make sure to check out the article in T's SI from last week.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at March 10, 2011 03:52 PM

Michigan has it's own Iditarod, while not as well known as Alaska's it's still a pretty big drawn across the US, they also do a pretty well known snowmobile Iditarod also.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at March 11, 2011 12:24 PM