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Monday, March 10, 2014

ID: Waiting in Nome

As the teams wait out their eight hour stop we have been busy preparing for their arrival.

We picked up the kennels from Northern Air Cargo (NAC) and started to set up the Nome dog yard. We've laid them out and got the kibble and bowls on hand. We'll add straw to their kennels shortly before they arrive and make sure everything is perfect.



Next was a stop to the grocery store for supplies. Two dozen steaks now sit in the refrigerator waiting to be devoured at the finish line!

Bridgett and Ryne have taken snow machines out to White Mountain and will be able to check-in with Aliy before the team leaves. The rest of the crew arrive in Nome around 8pm so will be here in plenty of time.

At 3.59pm it's all on! Until then we just wait…

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aliy's going to eat a dozen raw steaks at the finish line? Just kidding, I know the steaks are for the dogs, but it's a funny picture nonetheless.

Macbroker said...

Good luck!!! Safe finish for you and your team!!

Nessmuk said...

Man you Folks know how to take care of some Awesome Superstar Sled Dogs! These pups will deserve the best care and attention when their race ends....and the crew waiting for them in Nome will certainly fit the bill! Hats off to all of the SPK Crew....I think I can speak for all of us here at the Dog Log when I say you make us proud to be SPK Fans!!!

Donna Hancock said...

Go Ally!!!!

tenkmosey said...

Awesome job Aliy!

Anonymous said...

Now these are steaks no right minded 4 legged team member would turn up their noses at!

Thanks so much for this post...so fantastic a performance by the Red Team!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

--Margaret
P.S. And the supporting staff!!!

marilyn cozzens said...

Steak at the finish line, I love it! I am on pine n'needles waiting for the finish. Am so hoping it is Aliy first to Nome. What a finish this will be. Go Aliy & team travel swiftly & be safe.

stormy said...

Go Aliy!!!!Go Aliy!!!!!Go Aliy!!!!!!!!! Go get King, Nacho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A-town's Becky said...

Yummy looking treats for a team that has run a magnificent race.

Alaska Dispatch has an article that tells a little about Aliy's trip to White Mountain.
It's amazing she made it there as quickly as she did!
She had a few mishaps, including Quito breaking loose and taking off after Jeff's team at about 20 miles per hour?
Aliy always says Quito does this for Quito. I guess we're lucky Quito isn't already in Nome!

Anonymous said...

I have tears of high anticipation - j in New Mexico

Heidi Phillips said...

Go Aliy Go!!!! Go Dogs Go!!!!….I think Quito was getting the team fired up and letting Jeff King know that she was not happy with him…

Thanks to the entire SP Kennel Crew and Family for your wonderful updates, analysis, and photos…It has been quite a race so far.

Cheering Aily and team on from VA

Heidi

Lourdes, VT said...

We are all in synchrony with you all!!!
Please know that, regardless of who crosses the finish line first, I consider Aliy and her awesome Red Team, the true winners of the Iditarod 2014!!!
Go Aliy Go Go Go Go!!!!!

Holly Freeman said...

I love it- a round of steaks for our warriors...and for Aliy, get her some good coffee!!
You are on your way now...go GET EM!!!! cheering you on from Cincinnati Ohio.

Karen in Maryland said...

The dogs sure deserve those steaks!
You have all been fantastic keeping us updated. Along with watching the tracker it's truly exciting. Oh how I wish Aliy will breeze by Jeff King!!

Fay Wenger said...

It takes a village - thank you for giving your all. GO TEAM!
The need for speed- sprint for the steaks!

Anonymous said...

ditto to all the above, Go Red Team Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa B said...

Those fantastic 4-legged Red Team members have sure earned those steaks! Love Aliy and cheering her on from afar - proud to be a fan - she's running great and giving it her all. Nice that Ryne and Bridgett got to visit before she took off. The whole support crew is fabulous. Go Dogs!

Denise said...

Go Aliy and dogs! The steaks look great! They will LOVE them!

Deb said...

Goooo Aily!!! We're all rooting for you!! Especially your namesake, Zirks, a Chinook pup :-).

Jennie B. said...

Man, I wish I could be there to see Aliy WIN and to see the dogs eat those steaks!!! Yum, and they so deserve it!!

Anonymous said...

Sending hope, luck and prayers that Jeff has a situation which will slow him down and that Aliy will capitalize on and hurl her to the finish line in Nome! Aliy looking for your finish, you have done an amazing championship job, very proud of you! Ron in AZ. ragodfrey@yahoo.com