Wooos and a-rooos! Star reporting...
To research our trip to the North Pole, we spent a couple days in Maine at Bowdoin Uiversity - does that ring a bell, anyhusky? A-woos, of course it does! That's where the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is! They have tons of stuff about Peary's trips to the North Pole. Hu-mom remembered it from her visit there in 2000, and I remembered it from her stories.
I copied the maps of Peary's journey, and researched through pedigrees of some of his huskies. We'll track down their descendants, in hopes they can help us on our trip to the NP.
I could have stayed in that place for a week! So much to see - all very interesting. Dog sledges and tools and stuffed critters, photos & smelly stuff of all kinds. Maybe you'd like to spend some time there yourselves - http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/index.shtml
Here's a few "postcards" from the Peary collection:
this last photo is of Kashe-a-how, MacMillan's favorite dog. He brought him back to Provincetown where Kashe-a-how ran around the sand dunes & played in the Atlantic ocean...just like us!
After having a few red-dogs in the local park (a Maine delicacy), we headed North again, and got into Halifax a few hours ago. It's time to rest up, then begin plans to continue North to Baffin Bay!
Wooos and a-roos!
Star & Jack a-roo
(and Penguin, too)