I'm happy to report that Kristy, Anna, and all of their dogs have been settling back in at the kennel for a few days now. Our friend Tom, one of the Helicopter 3, is also home safely with his family and all of his dogs. I'm sure many that were in or associated with the race still have travels ahead of them, and I hope you reach your final destination, where ever that may be, safely.
It's amazing how quickly 2020 turned into a "where were you when" year. The world's collective memory will always be focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. We, of course, also have that. But we also have Iditarod, the year it truly was the last great race. A success for some, a disappointment for others. A challenge for everyone involved, and an amazing adventure for us all.
To close out this year's blog, It's Time to Say Thank You!!
From Seeing Double's Mad Blogger to all of you, dear readers, thanks for following the trail with me and giving me an audience larger than my two dogs (whom I arguably talk to too much already).
On behalf of Kristy, Anna, and all the Seeing Double Dogs...
It's Time to Say Thank You!!!
Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) & Trail Breakers
All Race Sponsors, especially those that have stuck with it or recently signed on.
Vets & Checkpoint Dog Handlers
Iditarod Air Force
All the Race Volunteers!
For all the Villagers...
Teachers & Students in their Classrooms
The Media & Photographers that show the love & truth behind this amazing event.
Seeing Double Sponsors (big & small) - WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH!
Special thanks to our Lead Dog and Team Dog Sponsors.
To all of our Fans, especially those of you that not only respect and understand what we do,
but speak up for and defend it.
To the Alaska National Guard, & All Who Serve Our Country!
Thank You for rescuing our Friends and Fellow Mushers.
& Finally, to all of our Family...
(that includes you, Grandpa)
& to all of our Friends...
With a Well-Deserved Nod to All Mushers in the 48th Iditarod
Forever & Always to Our Dogs & Alaskan Husky Dogs Everywhere!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MADE
IDITAROD 2020 POSSIBLE!
This has been Kat, not-a-twin sister and Seeing Double's Mad Blogger!
To stick with my movie theme and quote Big Chris from one of my all-time favorites...
"It's been emotional."
Keep on mushin'!