As I'm packing up and preparing to move my base of operations to Nome in the morning, I'm also wrapping up the last -- but not least -- of my Pre-Race coverage in Anchorage. Last Friday, SP Kennel sponsors Hawthorn Suites hosted a "Meet & Greet" with Aliy, Allen and our fantastic dogs.
It was a fun and very well attended event at which Aliy and Allen talked about mushing and the Iditarod, including an introduction to sleds, gear, Iditarod rules and a guest appearance by a few of the dogs. The fine folks at Hawthorn Suites have also been my hosts throughout the week, and I appreciate all their support... especially 24-hour use of the coffee machine!
Here is a little video of the event: