On behalf of Anna and Kristy as they close in on Nome, their dogs and their dreams, I want to take a moment and thank everyone that supports Seeing Double in one fashion or another!!!
The following acknowledgements are in no way all inclusive, and if you feel omitted, please take no offense. The tech side of this operation needs to touch base with the mushing side of things and further thank-yous will come after the race. This mad blogger also didn't want to name individual names without a bit of privacy pre-clearance, but know that I know ~ and therefore the twins will know ~ who you are.
Also ~ PayPal donation notices are coming in, which I will happily relay to the twins when they get into Nome. Flying all their gear, dogs, and the twins themselves home from Nome is a cost of the race all its own. And a nest egg for Iditarod 2016 early registration this summer will, believe it or not, make them smile and say, "Yes... we should be able to go do that all again next year!!"
And, with that, we tip our hats and raise our paws to some specifics folks:
From Anna's and Kristy's Iditarod profiles ~
Luminox Kay Polk
Buy a Round of Kibble Halliburton
Friends and Family Janssen Family and Janssen Funeral Homes
Pioneer Meats GBA Corona
Rosenberg Family Charley's Landscaping
Alyeska Landscaping Kasilof Enterprises
Redington Racing Kat Berington
Snug Harbor Seafood Captain Tom Bathey
Stargazer Land and Cattle Alliance Foot and Ankle / Dr. Ken Swayman
Beatty family Gebhardt Construction / Morning View Kennel
Buy a Round of Kibble
We also want to thank the interest and support of ~
EXCEPT House Production, based in Italy, & Parajumpers. They're working on a pretty cool documentary. Stay tuned in a month or two for more info! By all accounts, everyone enjoyed working together and appreciated the opportunity!
Katie Orlinsky from the New York Times for taking the time to come out to the kennel.
All of the folks back in Northern Wisconsin where we grew up, many of which will read about our travels in the South Shore Connection. Port Wing will always be home.