To finish off a successful day, Clarion Suites hosted their annual "Meet the Mushers" for Aliy, Allen and Ryne. Allen and Aliy shared their Yukon Quest and Iditarod Race wisdom with a crowd of over 150 people. They shared videos and stories of life on the Race trail, as well as a brief "show and tell" of the mandatory gear in their sleds.
Ryne received a warm welcome from the crowd as the "rookie". She shared stories of four special dogs which were able to tour around the room. Honda, Stormy, Dingle, and Tony visited with the crowd, and happily licked up dropped cookie crumbs from unsuspecting children's hands.
We are now ready to "drop" the dogs- walk them around the parking lot-and put them to sleep for tonight. Tomorrow will be a full and exciting day! We'll be sure to get lots of photos and videos to share with all of you out there. --WB