Home in Nome
The SP Kennel members, human and canine, are comfortably housed with our 2 host families in Nome. Allen recovered enough in the past 24 hours to eat soup and toast....his fever is gone. He and Aliy are trying to catch up on sleep. Both Aliy's and Allen's teams are resting in kennels in Bridgett's and Scotty's back yard. The dogs are in great condition.
Kaz and Sammy returned to Fairbanks yesterday. The rest of us will leave Nome on Monday.
Today (Saturday) was full of activities for mushers and their supporters. The Iditarod Finishers Association meeting and the 'Meet the Mushers' community event kept Aliy hopping. The remaining crew played 6 holes of ice golf on the Bering Sea, cared for dogs and did a musk ox sightseeing trip.
Sunday is the Iditarod Finish Banquet. This is usually a huge buffet featuring prime rib and fresh strawberries!! Each finisher is acknowledged for his/her accomplishments and encouraged to 'say a few words' about the race. There will likely be a few teams on the trail until late Monday. These later finishers will be honored at the Red Lantern (last place finisher) Banquet early next week.
This will be the last Post Iditarod Update from Nome.
Many thanks to all of you, our loyal supporters, who have contributed to our success physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. You are the best!!