Iditarod 2019 happens NOW!
Karen Land and her dog team at the 2002 Iditarod Start Line, Anchorage, Alaska. Pig (R) and Gnome (L) in lead. Photo credit: Jeff Schultz
Contact Noggin and Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Iditarod” in the subject line) to reserve your space on their 2019 Dog Mushing Talk Tour.
Think you live too far off the trail? It never hurts to ask! Karen, Noggin, and Chloe are ready for a road trip! Mush!
… is resting up for her school and public library visits. For more information, email her at email@example.com. She’ll respond when she awakes (dinner time).
VISITING SOUTH HOLLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY …
The 1000-mile Yukon Quest is happening RIGHT NOW! Follow the race at www.yukonquest.com. Everyone always asks me if I’ll ever run the Iditarod again—this is the race I’d love to experience at some point in my life. BIG country, great people, and challenging terrain with a “smaller” 14-dog team (Iditarod is a 16-dog team)—I’ve always found the Yukon Quest intriguing. The Quest website has beautiful videos from past races. Click on their Youtube channel to live a little bit of the trail yourself …
The Iditarod starts on March 3, 2018. Follow the race at www.iditarod.com. Teachers click on the EDUCATION page to follow the Teacher on the Trail, watch videos, and access race resources. Throughout the race, I also frequent the Anchorage Daily News website (www.adn.com) for free daily updates and beautiful photography.
I still have some dates open for Iditarod school or public library talks at your location OR via Skype. Contact me now (mymusher at Yahoo dot com) to set a date!
Virtually, that is! Thank you to everyone at the American International School in Chennai, India! Romano and I really enjoyed visiting with the class. The 3rd grade students just finished reading the book, “The Stone Fox” by John Reynolds Gardiner, and sent 3 pages of great questions to us in advance. Because of the 9.5 hours time difference, I was worried Romano might sleep through his unusually late night gig but like always he was a true big screen star. He even stayed awake for the entire 45-minute chat (with the help of hot dog treats). Because of a thunderstorm moving through Indy at that exact time, Noggin was “not available” to join us — she spent the evening wearing a Thundershirt and hiding under the kitchen table! Thankfully, I have a dog for every occasion.
Noggin and Romano are headed back to school! Email them now to schedule Fall 2017 and Winter/Spring 2018 Iditarod Dog Mushing talks…
Recently when I was helping my Aunt Dot move from her apartment, I stumbled across this photograph. For me, it was a heart-warming find: my dear, sweet mother and best friend — Janice Land — along with a previous generation from our string of dogs. From left to right, there is Rosa, Adeline Sullivan, and Kirby (A.K.A. Senator Kirby Kong on the Appalachian Trail). What fun we had!
You’re never too old for stuffies…!