Saturday, March 19, 2016

ID: Scenes From Nome


Meet the Mushers in the Nome Convention Centre on Saturday afternoon






The Little Girls Chipper and Sandy enjoy the sunshine


Finish line scenes; Moira posts the Dog Fan Club and sponsor postcards from Nome


Chris takes a team out on the sea ice


The Nome "State Forest"

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks like fun and I wish I was there. That is a beautiful picture of Chris and it looks like Sandy is still enjoying every moment. I look forward to getting my postcard.

Val

Lenny Van Gundy said...

I love how Aliy is so attentive with each child. She is so for real. How could you not love her! No wonder her 4 legged kids perform so well for her!

Anonymous said...

Aliy sure seems to have a wonderful way with the children! Wonderful photos!! Future mushers and mushing fans getting inspiration right there, right now!

Margaret said...

Ditto to Lenny's observation re: Aliy and kids.

Such a wonderful post of the "Meet the Mushers!!!"

Thanks so very, very much!!!

Cindy Schaus said...

The little girls Chipper and Sandy look so comfy. And the girls and boys hovered around Aliy are have the time of their life. Love the little boy with the autographs on his arms.

Marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures. Sweet girls Chipper & Sandy,keep resting up. Love how Aliy treats everyone as a special person. It is super great to see her beautiful smile again. Keep healing Aliy, we love you so much. Thanks Moira for your post card duties, will look forward to receiving my card from Nome. Enjoy the banquet.

Anonymous said...

One of these days I'm going to make it to a finish in Nome AND Whitehorse!! I've seen lots of both Fairbanks and Anchorage starts! Aliy and Allen you are both great people/children pleasers (especially Aliy - haha Allen). You're both so wonderful! From Ruth

Steve Parker said...

Love all the pics; getting a little slice of everything going on in Nome. Enjoy the time.

patricia lewis said...

Yea, Moira at the post office! I had been wondering and hoping about the post office drop off. Looking forward to the postcard with the cool Nome postmark. I appreciate that you share so many activities with us. What a thrill it must be to meet the mushers. Aliy puts her heart into it.

Anonymous said...

Number one is everyone's hearts, Red Team leader: She may not get the truck, but her bib# won the raffle!!!

http://www.iditarodauction.com/AuctionHelp.taf?page=2&s=N&r=2&c=2&m=3&sort=1&st=0&days=90&category_id=16997

tmcaleer said...

What a turnout, Aliy has her beautiful smile on and kids seem to be drawn to her like a magnet. Love the little boy with autographs on his arms, probably will not wash them off but wait till they wear off! Kids know when someone is approachable and interested in them and what they have to share, your expression comes shining through Aliy.

Hope yesterday was an easy day with fans and banquet yet to come tonight. Nice to see the doggie faces and tidbits of their daily exercise too.

We look forward to the highlights of the banquet and know you still have lots of work ahead of you getting back to Fairbanks. Hope getting packed up and getting back goes smoothly for you.



Nessmuk said...

Great pictures of the kids with Aliy!! Its so nice the race holds these gatherings for Folks to meet all the Mushers they have been following thru the past few weeks!

I do believe I see our boy Chemo with Chis....kind of hard to miss that dark patch on this butt and of course his white tail flying high!

Glad to see you are all having FUN!! One last day in Nome and you will soon be HOME!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Thanks for the event; most fun to see the dogs resting in perfect conditions . For those of us who never went to Nome ( yet ) it is impressive to get a glimpse of this surrounding! Thank you so much , SPK team!!
Ingabritt

Anonymous said...

Padee Fairbanks,
Yippee a day of FUN! Ditto all of the above posts.. Thanks to all the folks that support SP Kennel. Great group of fans.
looks like the little sisters are enjoying the sun. I hope Chipper decides to get in her crate soon so she can fly back to Anc. and get home to Fairbanks! Aaawwwooolll to all..
Chipper sponsor and kennel friend.
Padee

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

Hi Chipper!!! And how's about those kids.... Aliy is an inspiration and she knows it. Motivating and encouraging each and every one of those youngsters that meet her, of that I have no doubt. What a wonderful role model she is.

A-town's Becky said...

Yes, ditto to all the positive and encouraging posts above!
Lots of love!!!
Thank you Moira for the pics.

Anonymous said...

In the history of the Iditarod, few mushers have finished in the top five for five years straight. I count only five.

2016 Aliy Zirkle finished in the top five for the fifth year in a row.

She joins the ranks of Emmitt Peters, Rich Swenson and Susan Butcher.

Five years in a row demonstrates not only the elite quality of SP Kennel, their training and care, but also Aliy's amazing determination.

KUDOS ALIY!