"If Lance Mackey pulls off a victory, it may have been a little of that old Mackey magic — a recipe that includes a dash of mind games and a lot of old-fashioned hard work — that made the difference." -Jon Little, Eye On The Trail.
It was fun watching Channel Two's (NBC) coverage of Mackey's early morning finish in Nome with Mom. I want to get the 2008 video from IDITAROD.COM too but I decided that I won't pay $11.95 for shipping - I am right down the road from the store, that is ridiculous! I know all shipping/handling to Alaska is ridiculous but this is FROM Alaska, ha. I order the 2007 documentary last year and paid the shipping, but I won't this year. I really enjoyed the DVD from 2007, so I want to get 2008's too... hopefully I will get over to the shop when it gets out.
The first two ladies are just about done with this long and winding race too! Jill Royer and DeeDee Jonrowe will most likely follow Rick Swenson into Nome. Right now they have checked through Safety, the last checkpoint on the trail.
It is so spring here. I went for a walk today and loved it. I even had to unzip my coat. The sun - welcomed, and the fresh overnight snowfall melting off the trees - extremely pleasant to see and hear.
As I walked today it felt like we were at the finish line of winter. Even if we get more snow, it won't be as cold and harsh as winter days can be anymore. I am happy to be at the end of winter once again.
Did you see the woodpecker in the picture of the tree tops? Find it!
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on the that Day, and not me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." -Apostle Paul. 2 Timothy 4: 7,8.