No post today – Spence in the Wild

Why? Spencer is traveling, where there’s no internet and it’s mildly wild.

Until tomorrow,

Ms. Publicist


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46 Responses to “No post today – Spence in the Wild”

  1. c.hobbit
    4:48 pm on March 15th, 2013


    t the finish line!

  2. c.hobbit
    4:49 pm on March 15th, 2013

    I’d recognize those eyebrows anywhere…

  3. c.hobbit
    4:51 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Such a beautiful site. This was taken from the truck window 3 miles from Nome. From here Rebecca and I sped off to go to the finish line and wait

  4. BearSpiritDog
    4:52 pm on March 15th, 2013


  5. c.hobbit
    4:56 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Four miles from Nome. Rebecca greeted AJ with a diet Pepsi but it was too windy for him to hold it and the dog sled. But it was the thought that mattered. A quick hug and kiss and then they were on their way. But first the team tangled with the race photographer. This is the first of a series of photos.

  6. c.hobbit
    4:58 pm on March 15th, 2013

    AJ trying to get the dogs to go to the left

  7. B. Stover
    4:59 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Thank you Ms. Publicist. “Mildly wild”…interesting.

  8. c.hobbit
    5:02 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Lines are tangled. AJ has to get off his sled and get the dogs straightened out

  9. c.hobbit
    5:05 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Photographer is free. Dogs ready to move out on AJ’s command.

  10. c.hobbit
    5:10 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Rio, Jr pondering where to look for those eyebrows now that he has run 1,000 miles. Someone had said that he might find them in Nome. I snagged those booties right off his feet and they are in a safe place.

  11. c.hobbit
    5:15 pm on March 15th, 2013

    If Spence survives the ‘mildly wild,’ he might be ready for the ‘wildly wild.’ Thinking of where he is as a mere training run leading up to a true adventure. Next year: Alaska!

  12. B. Stover
    5:22 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Great photos CHarris. Thank you.

  13. Melanie
    5:27 pm on March 15th, 2013


  14. dawson
    5:29 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Thanks for the news about Spence in “mildly wild” country, Ms Publicist. I was starting to wonder.
    Nice photos, CHobbit!

  15. Masquers
    5:33 pm on March 15th, 2013

    CHobbit: Great photos and on-site reporting!

  16. dawson
    5:36 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Oh yeah,
    MacyMinPin: I am just returning that Last Great Race book to the library. What a score you got for 50 cents!

  17. c.hobbit
    5:36 pm on March 15th, 2013

    The dog sled at the finish line with the patch. Time to give up my computer connection. Bye for now


  18. c.hobbit
    5:40 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Trying photo again. I don’t think it went the first time

  19. OleyHowlers
    5:49 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Fantastic photos, C.Hobbit. Thanks.

    Youse guys will love this video: “God made a dog”.

  20. Masquers
    5:51 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Just saw a comment on live stream chat that missing team member May is on ABC News right now.

  21. Masquers
    5:54 pm on March 15th, 2013

    …that would be “fomerly missing” May.

  22. OleyHowlers
    5:54 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Did youse see that one of Paige Drobny’s dogs died at a checkpoint after being dropped. The high winds kept them from flying him out for help. Sad.

  23. Macy the min-pin
    5:59 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Us dogs are pretty amazing, aren’t we?

  24. BearSpiritDog
    6:04 pm on March 15th, 2013

    O’Howlers: This Race Was Unusual with many scratched teams and ill mushers and dogs.

    We Give Thanks to the Creator for those that make it to Nome.

  25. BearSpiritDog
    6:13 pm on March 15th, 2013

    We here are Not Caught Up on reading past days posts.
    It will have to be later when we do…too much going on Now.

  26. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    6:36 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Hmmmm “mildly vild”? Sounds like great place for Borzoi vacation.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    6:50 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Heh, Natty, You could surely use a nice Vacation after Racing in High (Hells) Heels.

  28. Wose
    7:14 pm on March 15th, 2013

    CHobbit : Thanks for the really great pictures, and the play-by-play reporting.
    Nome sounds like a cool place.

  29. Melanie
    7:30 pm on March 15th, 2013

    I am going upstairs. I’ll check in later.

    I am in a funk. IT IS SNOWING and it’s sticking.

    Where is Spring ?

  30. BearSpiritDog
    7:50 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Oh Dog. Whole Lotta Partying Going On under the burled arch.
    They had Better Move before the next team arrives.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    7:51 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Good Dog! It’s a Huge Bear.

  32. Masquers
    8:02 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Melanie: Spring is out west where we are.
    Sorry about that…sure would like to share.

    It’s still early but we are bushed.
    Time to sign-off for the day.
    Later Gators.

  33. Gus and BooBear
    8:05 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Melanie, spring is in southeast Texas!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Spring!…It is spring here – 76 today. A record high…snort!…But it could change at any moment…sniff!

  35. Gus and BooBear
    8:17 pm on March 15th, 2013

    We had a chill when Wookie actually posted earlier. Thank you, Wookie, for helping to take care of the team. We really miss you.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Company!…We had company and someone splurged for pizza. Beau made a complete fool of his piggish self… grunt!burp!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!…I sure wish Wookie would post more…sniffle!…We all miss him so much. His voice is the voice of reason around here sometimes…chuffle!

  38. Melanie
    9:07 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Rio, I hope Beau left you some pizza.

    Good to hear that it is Spring somewhere. My nephew is supposed to play the drum in a St. P’s Day parade tomorrow, and he told us not to come. Going to be too cold.
    He has to wear a kilt! Burrrrr.

    I hope some of you will consider watching the BBC series “New Tricks”. Zoe and I laugh a great deal while watching it. The only thing that is wrong with it is we get it through Netflix on DVD, not instant. Drama and laughter . . I can think of two things that are like that. OFA’s books and OFT in races.

    TTFN. (G’Day Liz!)

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Melanie!…I added New Tricks to our netflix queue because we were wondering what to watch next…snort!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Next!…What to do next…sniff!

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on March 15th, 2013

    Fish!…Here fishie fishie…snort!

  42. c.hobbit
    2:51 am on March 16th, 2013

    Nome flight delayed so stuck in Anchorage airport until 6:15am. Loved the whole Nome-Iditarod-Snowhook experience. Still on a high. Justin and Rebecca have some great photos so I hope we can get them all together in some way so you can share the experience. Justin’s photos truly portray what he and the dogs went through and accomplished. As I was listening to the mushers’ talking at headquarters they all mentioned how tough this particular race was. The dogs got sick from the heat and never fully regained their strength and drive. The river crossings were thigh deep and waist deep in water with steep ascents on the other side. The hills seemed to last forever. Justin lost 14 or 15 pounds in the race. It was so interesting talking with him and Rebecca.

  43. Melanie
    7:25 am on March 16th, 2013

    C.Hobbit, thank you for your last report. Excellent work and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. I am wondering where you will end up at the end of your move. Anchorage or Nome. . Pondering

  44. c.hobbit
    7:49 am on March 16th, 2013

    Ah Melanie. If I was even 10 years younger…

  45. Macy the min-pin
    8:26 am on March 16th, 2013

    We are a little confused as to how CHobbit wound up in Anchorage.

  46. Melanie
    9:07 am on March 16th, 2013

    She’s not in Anchorage yet. In the midst of selling her house at the North Pole.

    Not sure how she decided on Anchorage.

    Not sure I want to be 10 years younger. It would be a possibility if my guys stayed their ages now and I got to be 10 years younger. .

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