In the afternoon we rode the bus to Vern Halter's Dream a Dream Dog Farm. He is a former Iditarod racer but now sponsors and supports other racers who use his dogs. This year he is running Cindy Abbott. She began the race last year for the first time but was unable to finish due to medical issues. What do you call it when a person begins the race and then cannot finish? Vern explained a lot of equipment and the process of getting ready for the race. I have video of this talk and will post it later. Afterwards we got to meet all his dogs. Java will be one of Cindy's lead dogs.
I am a first grade teacher and I am so excited to participate in this project with my colleagues.