Saturday, March 04, 2017
The ceremonial start of the Iditarod was today. 72 teams (each with 12-16 dogs) are attempting the almost 1000 mile journey to Nome. We like to take the kids to see the teams, but this Saturday was a little crazy. Bentley was at karate practice and Jake was at a music recital. The family (minus Bentley) went to Jake's recital. Matt and Jake left the recital early to get Jake to karate. (They are practicing for a demo this afternoon.)
Kara, Viva, Lincoln, Evan, and I stayed for the entire recital and then enjoyed some cake before heading home. I convinced Kara that we should stop on the way home to see if there were still a few teams on the trail. And there were!! Lincoln and Evan high fived a few of the mushers. Viva chose not to.