The Van Gilder Hotel
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Schedules figured out Tom joined the group downtown where strolled the 3 blocks enjoying the murals and the gift shops. We walked back past the playground where Evie adopted a puppy and Tyler co-opted a skateboard while Sue prepared a halibut dinner - the last of 1/2 of the gifted halibut we had received. We gave the other half to Hans and Anna.
Filled with the bounty of good internet service we surfed the evening away and had an early night.
... booked until about 5 pm.
Shows- we only attended one show. We got up early every day and were busy in port, so we were tired at night! We saw City of Dreams, which was not great. I felt the choreography was not so good(Seniors at my DD dance studio have better) The songs, well were odd, some were current/know songs with weird arrangements that made them difficult to recognize. Shows on Indy were much better.
Photos- this was a tad odd. On ...
... They gave all 3 of us boots. The girl in the office gave us a safety spiel--I stressed to Sarah that she HAD to LISTEN to these people like she listens at school not like she listens to me.
When they take you from the office to the helicopter the helicopter is running! We were allowed to choose our seats, so Sarah chose the front! The sky was clear and blue like I have never ...
... were given the rundown on how to get the most from our great location. Many if us from our group opted to go on the short canoe ride on the lagoon before dinner. The staff recommended wearing their rubber boots and pants. We were all a sight to see. On the paddling tour of the lagoon we saw some beautiful birds as well as a young bald eagle and a seal. After our canoe trip all the guests congregated in the lodge for some good conversation, tasty drinks, ...
... weekend in March) in August.
-The type of dogs used today is really best described as a mutt. They are not (to our surprise) the fluffy Siberian Huskies we envisioned, but quite a small dog that is a sled dog mutt "breed".
-Mushers must work completely on their own during the race with no outside help or contact.
-Without sponsors, it costs upwards of $30,000 to do the race - this includes keeping the dogs well fed throughout the year, ...