My time on the Iditarod Trail is getting closer. I have been purchasing base layer items to keep me warm and I’ve been planning my packing strategy. What arrived yesterday at my house, however, made me realize that this is really going to happen. The parka. Of course I brought it to school to let everyone try it on. My students loved it and had a blast trying on – and swimming in – a beautiful, warm Teacher on the Trail parka. Thank you Iditarod Trail Committee for everything!