Fur Rendezvous Festival
I know I’m in the middle of posting about my Ecuador trip, but since there’s actually something happening in Anchorage right now – the “Fur Rondy” – I figured this was an appropriate interruption.
Snowy, 20 degree weather – perfect weather for a festival, right?
On Friday the District Manager was nice enough to close the office for an hour so that we could walk as a group to the carnival, ride a couple of rides, and enjoy funnel cake. I’m not normally into carnival rides (MUCH prefer roller coasters), but experiencing a carnival ride in the winter was definitely worth it!
Saturday brought day 2 of the World Championship Dog Sled Races. I was impressed to see mushers from Michigan, Canada, and even Germany. A few thousand people lined the streets to watch the start.
We then checked on the progress of the snow carving competition.
More events to come throughout the week, with the biggest action next Saturday and Sunday. The Iditarod starts on Saturday, which apparently means a massive party in downtown Anchorage.