The Iditarod is a piece of Alaska's history that we have been fortunate enough to experience while living here. The race pays homage to the important role played by sled dogs in the Arctic, with much of the 1049 mile trail tracking the journey to Nome made by dog teams in 1925 to deliver antiserum for halting the spread of diptheria.

snow and ice

When we first moved to Alaska, I had never even seen snow before (maybe just a bit of ice at the peak of Mt Wellington, but not sure that counts). This past winter, Anchorage has had the the most snow it has seen in the past 4 to 5 years and it has definitely been a learning experience.