Monday, March 11, 2013

Arriving in Nome!


By the time this post goes live I should have arrived in Nome, along with extended family to anxiously await the arrival of Travis as he tackles the final legs of the 1000 mile Iditarod Race.


Circa 1973: My older brother and I on the frozen Bering Sea.
 Who knew decades later we'd be back to cheer on his son!


Travis has been doing great on the race and as a 21-year-old rookie, one of his main goals is to learn, train, get experience and... simply finish the race! Fortunately he made it through one close call just fine, as the Anchorage Daily News details here(Iditarod notebook: How Kid Rock Saved a Rookie's Race)


Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/03/06/2814997/how-kid-rock-saved-a-rookies-race.html##storylink=cpy

Go Travis!

(check out his site and learn more about his family's kennel here

11 comments :

  1. Wow, what amazing pictures! Our son is heading to Alaska this summer on a mission trip, I can't wait to show these to him! Maybe someday he will return to try the dog race! Hope your brother makes it back safely! What a great story to tell to upcoming generations!

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  2. Wow...breathtaking pictures! Praying for a safe return.

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  3. Oh wow, just read the article. I can't imagine what his mother was thinking when she heard his story. I'm sitting here nervous because my son's taking an overnight 150 mile bike ride on the C&O canal. My heart couldn't take the Iditatod. Congratulations to your nephew!!

    The picture of you and your brother is very cool too!

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  4. This is so cool, Janell!! Best of luck to Travis!! Alaska is at the top of my must visit list, it looks so beautiful:)

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  5. How exciting...Go Travis!! What an amazing accomplishment and how fun for you to be there to share it!

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  6. What an amazing accomplishment, the Iditarod! I grew up in Anchorage and have yet to make it to Nome! Very cool!

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  7. Very Cool. I love the picture with huskies. We had one for 13 years and still miss him every day.

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  8. I just read the article. All I can say is WOW! What an adventure.

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  9. Good luck to travis! I hope you have a wonderful trip. I loved in Alaska as a child and loved it!

    Take care, Elizabeth

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  10. Good luck to your nephew! How exciting!

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  11. These images really increases our heart beats... lovely
    kiddicare

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