What a way to start the new year! We just finished our three day stay at the Rose Parade Expo in Pasadena CA, doing our part to celebrate Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood. Wow! What an exciting event!
Thanks to the great folks at the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, we got to show the southern California locals, as well as visitors from literally all over the world, a little bit of dog sledding. Along with the local Urban Mushing group, the good people from Three Dog Bakery in San Clemente, and a pack of puppies from Counts Cove Kennels, Team Arctis was out there promoting the state of Alaska and all it has to offer to visitors wanting to explore the last frontier.
The ACVB had entered a float in the 120th Rose Parade, featuring, among other things, a sled dog team made of flowers. Riding the float/sled was none other than 1st female Iditarod champion Libby Riddles, who took the time to stop by the booth after the parade to meet the local dogs and mushers. She was also able to catch a glimpse of Arctis' three wheel cart and sign autographs.