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Iditarod 2019 – Day 4

Iditarod 2019 MapSled DogNicolas Petit is taking his 24-hour break at McGrath.
Standings at 9:15PM CST:

Beyond McGrath
1 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28)
At McGrath
2 Nicolas Petit (20)
Beyond Nikolai
3 Jessie Royer (14)
4 Peter Kaiser (9)
5 Aliy Zirkle (19)
6 Matt Hall (3)
7 Ryan Redington (22)
8 Travis Beals (51)
9 Richie Diehl (29)
10 Mitch Seavey (32)
11 Jessie Holmes (5)
12 Matthew Failor (17)
13 Aaron Burmeister (38)
14 Wade Marrs (36)
15 Paige Drobny (40)
16 Mats Pettersson (4)
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March 5, 2019   Comments Off on Iditarod 2019 – Day 4

Shrove Tuesday

Mardi Gras

The last day before the beginning of Lent on the Gulf Coast that once belonged to France, it is Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”: Laissez les bon temps rouler!

It was first celebrated in Mobile, Alabama, but the big show these days is in New Orleans, and it is a holiday in the state of Louisiana, because people wouldn’t show up for work anyway, so why fight it.

The tradition is to serve King cake, which is a circle of cinnamon bun dough with a white frosting on top sprinkled with sugar colored purple, gold, and green. If that weren’t bad enough, they put the figurine of a baby in the dough, and whoever finds it in their piece is supposed to be lucky. Actually if you find it and don’t choke on it, I guess you are lucky. You should use a small ceramic figurine, as some of the cheap plastic versions melt in the oven [yummy].

March 5, 2019   Comments Off on Shrove Tuesday