robertforto

Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Gratitude Journal: Sponsors

I am grateful to all of our sponsors, big and small, for their in-kind donations, financial support and vision to see our dream and wanting to be a part of it. While we not be professional mushers and winning the big races, we share our story of a little family mushing kennel that tries to share their story to inspire …

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Gratitude Journal: Taxes

While most people dread tax day, I am grateful to have the opportunity to run a successful business and know what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur for the past twenty-five years. I have never had to work for anyone else. What is not great about that!

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Gratitude Journal: Travel

I am grateful for the opportunity to travel. Each October we go to Hawaii before we get ready for a long winter on the sled dog trails. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to make the reservations for this trip just a couple days ago for the upcoming October.

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Gratitude Journal: Health

I am grateful for my continued good health and the ability to heal quickly. This is a photo of a spiral fracture of my left middle finger in a injury that happened hooking up the sled dogs on Thanksgiving Day. While the healing has been slow and it cut short a lot of my longer races this winter, my health …

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Ultimate Blog Challenge: Someone Special

I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge and on day six we were prompted to write about someone special. That’s real easy. It is my wife, Michele. My Michele is my rock. She is my best friend, my business partner, my confidant, my secret teller, my travel partner, my soul catcher and my dream chaser. I’m sure that everyone …

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Gratitude Journal: Fortos Fort

  I am grateful for our little house in the woods. We bought this place sight unseen almost five years ago on the advice of our friend Dave who is an Iditarod veteran and now a realtor. We asked him to find us a place with access to mushing trails and the Internet! We have done so much work to …

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Gratitude Journal: Bees

I am so grateful for the abundance that my bees produce. These little guys teach me ever year about the cycle of life and what hard work and perseverance is all about. In just a couple weeks our hives will be up and running again.

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Gratitude Journal: Service Dogs

This picture says more than just about any of the others for what I am thankful for in my life. This is Thorr and his handler Eric. We trained Thorr a couple years ago as a service dog for Eric who has cerebral palsy. With our help he is now able to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Gratitude Journal: Smokehouse

This is our smoke house that my friend, Marvin ‘Pee Wee’ Rankin, my son and I built a couple years ago. Pee Wee passed away very sudden from cancer last fall. One week he was alive and well and a few weeks later he was gone. After he passed I got a little plaque and dedicated this smokehouse to my …

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