Yesterday and today, the Arboretum had an event called Husky Heroes. A film was shown several times throughout the day about the history of the Iditarod, followed by a series of photos from some of the recent races of the past couple of years. There were Huskies up for adoption and Huskies for the kids to pet. Finally, a sledding demonstration was held in one of the open fields so we could all get a teeny tiny taste of what it looks like at the Iditarod. Though rather cold outside, i enjoyed every minute. Oh, and did I mention that my daughter loves Huskies? I feel so lucky to have access to these unique events we get to do from time to time!
On our way to the demos - she stopped to play with the snow and her walking stick
A husky sledding demo
They were just beautiful - resting in the sun before their run
I did not know that Huskies came in more colors than just black and white
Look at those gorgeous eyes! This is Murphy.
My daughter petting Murphy! She loved every second
Waiting for the "racing" to start
Here comes the first team...
Another team rounding the corner
And riding off into the sun... (note the pink booties!)
What a fun day and a great learning experience for all of us. While I don't think I'll ever head up to Alaska to watch the Iditarod, it was fun to get a small inkling of it here in our backyard.