Saturday, February 7, 2009

100 Mile Wilderness Race

We decided that since we can't do the Can-Am sled dog races this year, we wanted to take Monkey to the 100 Mile Wilderness Race.

This is only the fourth year they put it on, as opposed to this being the 17th year for Can-Am. After our experiencing Can-Am so many times, we were a bit disappointed in the set up. The first race started at 9. All teams were gone by about 9:30 and the second race didn't start until 11. Unlike Can-Am, it's not RIGHT in down town, so we couldn't just walk around and window shop (or visit with people we knew), so we went riding around for an hour and a half.

Monkey did enjoy seeing the dogs. We left when there were 2 or 3 teams left to go on the second race because she was about to fall asleep in the back pack, and we still hadn't had lunch.

We ate at The Black Frog. They are "famed" for their Skinny Dipper sandwich. You could get it for free if you run off the dock and jump into Moosehead Lake - butt naked, of course. They had to stop offering the deal this summer after charges were pressed against 3 customers who made the plunge (no other customers were offended but people in town witnessing the event were not pleased, it seems).

On to the pictures!

Bright eyed and bushy tailed:

And they're off!

Here come the doggies!

Family picture

Sleepy girl. Time to go.

We couldn't have asked for better weather. Or better company!

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