We picked Bjornar Andersen for our musher. By a strange coincidence, I've gotten back in contact with one of my high school teachers through FaceBook. He is moving to Norway, as his wife is from there and they own a bed & breakfast outside Oslo. They just happen to have Robert Sorlie [link in English] as a neighbor, who has won the Race twice! He doesn't race every year, but his team is in Hurgal and this is the member who is leading the team this year. Kind of cool to have that connection!
We finally watched the Nat Geo video on Alaska today. Niles has decided that between the earthquakes, the volcanoes and the cold, Alaska may be fun to visit, but he is not ready to move there!