Saturday, June 27, 2009

ITC Picnic photos from Maureen Morgan

Maureen with the Balto statue visiting HQ.
Maureen said this one was just for fun, but including it anyway. ITC's Ed. Director Diane Johnson is seen before the Wall of Champions inside the meeting room.

Balto statue. As Maureen notes, I wished it was in the meeting room beside Togo, too, for photos. Unlike Maureen, however, for some reason I didn't take Balto's photo, so glad she did.

Bob Morgan and Eric Rogers discussing, no, not dogs, but the Ice Trucking series.
You know, the scary thing about going into the gift shop for me is realizing just how much of this stuff I already own.

Donna posing with Balto.
Pat Schue and Donna Quante waiting on the membership meeting to begin.

Maureen in her snazzy new short-do, too. I think we all decided to go "short" with our hair at the same time.

See, Bonnie, Maureen was looking out for you. She helped me out by taking aa photo of me in my duct tape tag. I was laughing cos guess who forgot to wear a tag? Maureen!!!!


Lance and Maureen looking quite serious minded. Actually, they were both probably getting tired cos it was warm, warm, warm.

Iditarod Musher Sign-Up/Volunteer Picnic, Part 1

Lance (with his duct tape/blue tarp) name tag and Pebbles.
Theresa with Lance's mom, Kathy. I was actually going for John Baker passing in the background, but you don't have to know that and pretend I was going for the gals laughing.

Melissa Owens and Karin Hendrickson

Robert Nelson with Theresa
Lance seems to have gotten in the way of Theresa and I taking photos of each other, huh?

Tonya holds Pebbles, who claims to be Lance's next lead dog extraordinaire.

Lance was one of the first "big name" mushers to arrive, hence I'm heavy on Mackey photos initially.

Candy checks with Lance about....oh, I don't have a clue.

Lance and Pebbles with Melissa Owens

Before signing in/up himself, Lance turned in Newton Marshall's paperwork.

Back on the lawn, Dick Mackey, right, was meeting with ol' friends.

Both Lance and Cain have new musher cards. Lance was busy here signing a bunch for some kids at my former school. Mary H., don't let me forget about 'em!!!

New haircut AND a name badge, was I with it today or what?

Sign-up has certainly gone high-tech, with info entered directly into computers nowadays instead of onto paper and then having to be moved to the computer.

Theresa and I had lots of fun bossing the Mackey Clan around. Cain, Lance, and Dick Mackey.
Love the smiles, tho' looks like this one could stand some lightening up from PhotoShop.

Jack drops by to chat with Dick.
The looks on the fans faces as they mingle with the mushers is what makes this day worthwhile. Lance has just signed the back of a jacket.

Iditarod Musher Sign-Up/Volunteer Picnic, Part 2

I don't normally do the pose with the mushers thing, but this one is for you, Bonnie Lundberg, to prove that I not only remembered to wear my duct tape/blue tarp name tag, but that Lance was wearing one, too. He loved it.

Mike S. and a furry friend

Donna, center, taking a photo of...I have no clue.
Jack N.

John Baker

Karin, left, and....????? Not quite sure.

Ray Jr. talking with Melissa Owens

Smile, Chas, you're on candid camera.

Please note, that even when he took off his jacket, Lance hung onto his duct tape name tag.

Pat Schue has found a new friend, a Redington puppy. Mary Dillingham and Judy Shellnut, rear.

Eric, who was actually posing for Theresa, but the pose was too good to ignore. Besides, I had my eye on snagging the puppy. Ha

Lunch was served!

Marti and Eric Rogers, left-center, talk to Leslie, right.

Martin (and I think that's Clint Warnke behind him in the cap).

New souvenir, wine with different mushers featured on the bottles. Shhh, don't tell anyone, I came home with a bottle.

Bonnie Foster, center.

People found a comfy spot on the ground or a chair and ate.

Tony Waffen, left, Doloris, seated, the smart one in mosquito netting.

While picnic'ing, Lance received a load of bottled water and helped move it from the delivery truck to the back of his truck.

Rae and Kay, or is it Kay and Rae. Check the duct tape name tag to be sure!


What a pretty face.

I'm not sure what they were talking about. You'll have to ask Bonnie, right.

Jeff Schultz was there, camera in hand.

Without looking, can't recall the last name, but this is Herb, the new TOTT, who plans to take his guitar up the trail with him. How cool is that? He did a couple songs for the crowd.

I hope Theresa got a better photo of this than I did, but it was awarded to Cain Carter for winning last year's Jr. Iditarod. The dogs pictured with him on the gold miner's plate are Rev and Dred. Don't be too impressed with my doggie ID skills, tho', cos I had to ask him to be sure.

Barb Redington, right, did the honors of awarding the plate to Cain.