Thursday, February 05, 2009

Preparing for the UNKNOWN

"I feel so extraordinary, something's got a hold of me. I've got the feeling I'm in motion- a certain sense of Liberty..." -- New Order
Happy February everyone,
Enjoyed a trip to visit our friend Steve Watson at Braeburn a few days back. This is the 1st checkpoint on the Quest trail. Was warm and windy on our way there though the return trip was - 35. Unfortunately I was unprepared for the nippy weather- a lesson well learned. My buddy Sebastian was out that evening and experienced the same feelings. Can you teach 'old dogs' like us new tricks? Mother Nature always has a way of letting us 'meager humans' realize our place in the world.
The trail from the river on was nice- some of the best snow I've seen. Presently we're still looking for a place to stay in Dawson, everything's already booked up. Sounds like this year's event is going to be a media frenzy- even by Quest standards. Still have lil' clue how the squad is coming together. Hoping to have a decent run with as large a group of pooches as possible. The nice factor of having raced so often is being a realist. Do the best with what you have. Realize how lucky you are to have the opportunity to do what you do. Other folks might be more blessed than you, don't worry about 'beating them' -just don't beat yourself.
Lots of folks coming into town. Bill Pinkham was out training with us. (before he left us in the dust) If any mushers participating in the races are reading this feel free to stop by next tuesday for Tamra`s b-day bash. The sauna will be hot, the bonfire will be large with much merriment to share-- isn`t that what the `mushing lifestyle' is all about? For directions send us an e-mail: laughingeyeskennel@hotmail.com HHN

1 Comments:

At 10:17 PM , Blogger Abbie West said...

Can't come to the party...but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAMRA!!!!!! from the Cosmic Canines

And travel happy and well Hugh, see ya both in 'bankstown when you get there

 

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