Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ID: Thanks Nome, Hello Two Rivers

The first leg of our journey home ended when the dogs and crew arrived safe and sound in Anchorage. The whole crew stayed at our home away from home at Clarion Suites then yesterday we went our separate ways - we said farewell to Mickey and Doug as they headed back to Florida and the trucks headed up the Parks Highway for home.


Margie at her yard in Wasilla

Meghan picked up Biscuit, Boris, Chemo, Dingle, Schmoe, Scooter, Scout, Scruggs and Tatfish from Margie's and we were excited to see them! They've been having a great time there and have been so well looked after. Thanks Margie!

We arrived home to a few inches of fresh snow and a yard full of puppies and the rest of the grown-ups eager to see us and us, them!


Olivia and Pud enjoying being home

We wanted to say a big thank you to the city of Nome. The local businesses were very generous and the people so kind and friendly. Huge thanks also to Wes and Wendy who took care of everyone back here at the kennel; it was good to know they were in such good hands. We appreciate you so much!

We are going to take a few days to unpack, regroup and relax and get back to spring training which includes harnessing the puppies and stretching out the Iditarod dogs. There's also a couple more races on the calendar! We have lots to look forward to on the doglog including "Aliy Cam" from this year's Iditarod.

15 comments:

Dawn E said...

Woo hoo...cannot WAIT for the cam...don't know how you could have held onto it with this years trail! YAY SP KENNELS Welcome Home

Anonymous said...

Love the picture, Margie!!

Joyce said...

Looks like all the dogs are saying woo-woo, glad to be home & have you home. Enjoy your well deserved rest, all of you. Hope Aliy's injuries are healing completely. Thanks for sharing with us armchair mushers!!

JudyGee said...

So glad the dogs are home safe. Look forward to the Aliy Cam. It may help with the Iditarod withdrawal I'm feeling.
Hope everyone at SP Kennels gets a well-deserved rest.

Anonymous said...

OMG Aliy Cam??????????

Can't believe we are going to be treated to video from the trail...

Aliy for President!!! Or was that Wonder Woman for President???

--Margaret

John Dean said...

Glad everyone made it home and now can relax some.

Jennie B. said...

Oh my that's exciting! Aliy cam will be thrilling to see (and I'd venture to say scary as well). Can't wait. Glad everyone's home and can take a well deserved break. Everyone enjoy!

Nessmuk said...

There's no place like Home!! Can't wait to see the trail from the Aliy Cam perspective!!! What a ride that must have been! Welcome Home!

Harry W. said...

Good to hear that everyone is back home. Bet both the dogs and humans are glad to see their own beds!!

Enjoy some down time everyone!

Lourdes, VT said...

Hi SP Kennel! Glad you are all back, safe and sound, dogs and humans!

Can't wait for Aliy cam! I look forward to it every year!

Again, many congratulations and thanks for the great job you and the pups have done.

Enjoy a very well deserved rest. Godspeed!

Looking forward to further posts at your own time.

Lisa B said...

I'm sure everyone is glad to be back at home and in familiar surroundings. I look forward to more posts on the DogLog as spring progresses. I add my thanks to all the handlers & family members, dropped dog caregivers, Nome & businesses for all they do to support the Red & Black teams. SPK rocks!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet there's no place like home...

Anonymous said...

It looks like Pud is singing about seeing lights of Nome with Aliy.
Good for you Pud! You sure did.

marilyn cozzens said...

Welcome home! Get your well deserved rest. Great picture of Margie. Fresh snow looks great. Am looking forward to Aliy Cam. Thanks so much for all the posts & updates.

Barb, CO said...

Thank you again and again for all that you all do to include us. I go back and read everything, sometimes 2 or 3x. And more for those puppy videos!