Winter Activities

In mid February Damon went to the ASTE conference in Anchorage, and I was able to go in with him for the weekend. It was the week before the Iditarod started so the Fur Rendezvous was just beginning. We were able to see the parade and the winner of the Running of the Reindeer (similar to the running of the bulls in Spain).

Damon has also been busy covering the Iditarod with student broadcasters. He broadcasted at the start in Anchorage, half-way through the race in Unalakleet, and at the end of the race in Nome.

Below is a picture of the student broadcast team watching for the first musher to come into Unalakleet, Jeff King. They have a live link to internet out on the river thanks to the satellite on skis.

Jeff King coming into town

About 30 minutes later, Lance Mackey, winner of Iditarod 2008, came into Unalakleet.

Damon has been busy traveling around the state following Iditarod, so I've been finding things to keep myself occupied - like sledding with teacher friends, Karis and Adrianna.

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