First, this was a great week for training getting in four conditioning/training runs on all three teams. We also realigned the teams to have one 12 dog Open Team, one 8 dog team for Cecile's 6 Dog Racing Team and one 8 dog team to run the balance of the dogs and the two yearlings.
The performance of all three teams is very encouraging and the dogs are showing great ability for this early in the season.
On Friday, friends from Switzerland arrived here for a visit for the long weekend. It was great having Franziska back here after her stay here for the 2007/8 season. We had a great weekend catching up on the last few years and meeting her partner Christian. Franziska, Christian, Cecile and I enjoyed several great meals ( Maple Syrup Grazed Ham on Friday evening prepared by Cecile, Swiss Style Cheese Fondue Saturday, a special Swiss Meal on Sunday , both meals prepared by Franziska and Christian, finally wrapping up with a big breakfast/brunch on Monday) all, except Monday morning, served with some great wine and conversation.
Both Franziska and Christian assisted/accompanied Cecile and I with the training runs on Saturday and Sunday.
It was a super ending to a very busy week with great food, company and training.
Until next week........