IDITAROD!!! One of my favorite times of year! One cause I absolutely love the race and two cause this means winter is coming to an end! :)
To put you in the mood. I would like to share Hobo Jim's Iditarod song. I have been singing it this week in preparation.
Hobo Jim's: I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail
Away up in Alaska
The state that stands alone
There's a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome
And it's a grueling race with a lightning pace
Where chilly winds do wail.
Beneath the northern lights, across snow and ice
It's called the Iditarod Trail.
Chorus:Well, give me a team and a good lead dog and a sled that's built so fine,
And let me race those miles to Nome, one thousand forty-nine
Then when I get back to my home
Hey I can tell my tale
I did, I did I did the Iditarod Trail.
Well the race it won't be easy
For the masters of the trail
And some of them will make it and some of them will fail
But just to run that race takes a tough and hardy breed,
And a lot of work done by the dogs that run across snow with whistling speed.
I just pulled out of Safety
And I'm on the trail alone
I'm doin' fine and I'm pickin' up time
And headin' on in to Nome.
There's no sled tracks in front of me
And no one's on my tail
I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail!