We drove from Mont Tremblant to the Alaskan Husky Adventure Dog-Sledding. We met and held the beautiful puppies, they are large doggies with deep fur and intelligent eyes and they enjoyed our attention, holding and petting.
The site is very hilly, wooded land, with lots of varied terrain. The 50 or so adult dogs barked and jumped non-stop in excitement until they were hitched up in teams to the sled . We called “Alley, alley- oop!” and they took off, and started to run. They became silent and happily ran hard. We were two people per sled and six exited dogs per team.
It was like a roller-coaster ride through the snow! Up and down hills and spinning around many turns- fun and exiting! Put this on the “bucket list”.
The next day we snow-shoed through the woods and filled our extended hands with sun-flower seeds and Chickadees came down from the trees and ate out of our mittens. It was a sweet reward for bundling up and going out into the winter.
On the way back to NYC, we stopped off in Montreal for just a day and went to their Beaux Arts Museum to see the retrospective of Cuban Art. The show was fascinating, well installed and there were many fine pieces but the most striking thing is to see anything at all about current Cuban culture. We have been embargoed too. When will we start a new relationship with Cuba?
During our drive back to New York City, we realized that we take upstate New York much too forgranted, even though the state is so beautiful. So we will plan a future warm weather trip to the Finger Lakes Region.
Go to www.CentralPark.com for a photo of the sculpture in Central Park of the famous hero sled dog Balto and his story.