Finger Lake

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Finger Lake

Postby Karyn » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:26 am

Hi all,

This is Karyn (formerly on the board as durham_NC), and usually in Tutka Bay, AK, these days.

Just a quick shoutout to the Finger Lake checkpoint, because the company I work for (Within the Wild), has the Winterlake lodge right at that checkpoint and it always excites me when the mushers start to arrive. The chefs at the lodge provide their infamous "Mushers Meal" breakfast for the competitors. Plus lots of other goodies. It's always an exciting time for me to watch the webcams, because I get to see my co-workers sometimes! I usually am only at the lodge on the coast (Tutka Bay Lodge), so this it's a special treat to see all the activity during Iditarod days.

I'll be followign along as I have time. I'm traveling to Japan next week, so may miss the final days of the Race! I love seeing old friends in here and remembering all the fun over the years of long nights online in chat rooms, controlling webcams (with spiders on them!) and of course, pre-GPS guesses at whose headlamps are coming into a checkpoint. All the best, dear friends!

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Re: Finger Lake

Postby Moose » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:35 am

Good to see you, Karyn. (Hope it's okay that no matter where you check in from, you'll always be durham_NC to me!) ;)
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Re: Finger Lake

Postby flowerpower » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:55 am

Sounds like you are having adventures! How exciting, and keep up with us as you have time! :D
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Re: Finger Lake

Postby txbennett » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:40 am

Welcome, as always, Karen. Sounds like you are living your dream!
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Re: Finger Lake

Postby Moose » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:05 am

She's living MY dream! I can tell you that! :lol:
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Re: Finger Lake

Postby tanglefoot » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:19 am

Hey Karyn

so great to see you in here!

hope your having fun! sounds like it, give us a shout if ever in UK

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Re: Finger Lake

Postby Alaska61 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:18 am

Hello all.
Hey Karyn, nice knowing you work in Tutka Bay.
I was going to drive to Homer today and spend couple days looking for available apartments for seniors.
Be nice to look across the bay and wave hi :)
I've had relatives that lived in Seldovia, but I've not been there yet.
Hope the traveling is enjoyable
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Re: Finger Lake

Postby fladogfan » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:17 pm

Karyn, I bet you can still log into Iditabuds.com in Japan!

Really good to see you here and wonderful you are living your dream....and moosie's too ;)
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