Friday, July 28, 2006
summer in Alaska
I took Sam's mum to Pioneer Park today for a dog sled ride. She really enjoyed it. Ken, the musher I used to handle for, started a summer tourist business giving cart rides with his and Gwen's Iditarod dogs. They also bring in puppies and have a display on the race with equipment and clothing for people to check out. It's a good idea and well-done, but hasn't really gotten the response they were hoping for. I think once the word gets out however, it will be a big money-making enterprise. Tourism is obviously big in AK, as it is in the Yukon, and everyone's looking for a piece of the pie. The big, fat tourist pie.