and all through Anchorage...
lots of creatures are still stirring!
We walked through the starting area this evening and it's starting to hop!
The starting line was hung across the street with great care..
The flags of the participants graced each side.
TV News crews arrived and claimed choice spots,
Making reports on the activities thus far.
Vendors staked claims and set up shop,
Lots of hot food will be needed to warm up the fans.
Roads were closed with ropes and orange cones,
Making getting where you were going a bit of a challenge.
Sled dogs barked from every corner,
As they got their last rest and geared up to go.
Mushers checked, double checked, triple checked their gear,
Reviewed their race plans and headed to bed.
Snow gently fell,
The new total 120.4 inches this year.
Sidewalks were cleared,
While snow was shipped in...
Snow was shipped in?????
I just saw a picture on the news of the dump trucks full of snow arriving.
Yes you read that right.
They are bringing IN truckloads of snow.
They need to cover fourth avenue with snow for the start! So I'm guessing what has happened is that as it snow they plow the streets for traffic, but now they need to put it back so the dogs and sleds can take of tomorrow!
The excitement is mounting......