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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Friday, September 01, 2006


We're back and we had a GREAT time even if we were only there 2 days. We did it all ... took a dog sled ride with the dogs that run in the Iditarod dog sled race, took an 8 hour cruise to see whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, and other wildlife, hiked up to a glacier, and enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL veiws that can only be found in Alaska. Here are some pics ... viewing is optional.

This is a dog that was in the movie 8 Below. This is the kind of dog people envision when they think of dog sled racing but actually, the dogs that race are a much smaller, more muscular mixed breed.

This is one of the dogs that was on the winning team in 2004

The puppies

Brian dressed like a musher


MsDee said...

Welcome Back!!!
It looks like you had a great time!

hallchick said...

Brian is a musher, if you ever been on a mission trip with him he never wants to stop.