An added bonus was The Running of the Reindeer (think the running of the bulls in Pamplona except with snow, drunk people in a variety of costumes or a lack of clothing, and reindeer).
Over the last few days we have become partial to a few of the mushers. It is hard not to root for Lance Mackey as he goes for five in a row. Wattie McDonald is also a favorite. It takes a real man to mush in a kilt! Gotta love it! And being from the tropics, we have all come to love Newton Marshall. Newton is from Jamaica and is a protege of Lance Mackey. Mary and I had the privledge of checking his dogs (see the photos below). When he heard we were from Florida, he gave us great big hugs.
We had a great day but are totally exhausted! That's all for now...
Running of the Reindeer
Restart in Willow
Mary, Barb and Laural at the Start Line
Barb and Mary with Newton Marshall
Mary and Barb Checking Newton's Dogs
Barb and Mary chip checking dogs