Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fur Rondy

A few weeks ago we had Fur Rondy. It was A LOT of fun. Fur Rondy is a celebration of dog sled racing. Most of the events are downtown. There are some local dog sled races. Then the next weekend is the start of the Iditarod. We weren't up for going into town for the start of the Iditarod. But we did have fun the first weekend of the rondy. Some of the pictures I took during the week with some of the people I work with.

The first thing we did was the dog sled rides they had set up for the kids. While waiting in line we took some pictures, then I took some of them on the dog sled. The kids loved it. I was told that Qyanna was laughing the whole time. Technically, Qyanna has been in a dog sled before when she went out to a village with me, but it was pulled by a snow machine, not this was different. 

Jackson with a racing dog sled.

Qyanna with a racing dog sled. She was not happy about it.

Getting ready to go....

The dog sled team

Coming back all safe and sound. 
The kids on the dog sled....they had fun! 

We then headed to the carnival. There were several different rides set up, some for older kids/adults, and some for the kids. We got some tickets and let the kids go on some rides. Jackson got to ride the most, because there aren't very many rides for Qyanna's age. But she did get to ride her first carnival ride.
Jackson is the covered face on the edge

Qyanna and mommy riding on a truck ride for little ones.

There we are again...she was all smiles
Jackson riding around in fast circles.

Getting ready to ride the twister....

...and the dragon ride.
Qyanna and Daddy watching Jackson ride the rides.
After the carnival, we needed to warm up. It was in the low 20's that day. We headed into the 5th Ave Mall for some dinner. Then we headed up to Government Hill to watch the fireworks. Qyanna was oooooing and was sooo adorable. 

During the week I was able to take some of the people I work with to see some of the other events. The first one I was able to see was the snow sculptures. There were pretty good. Here are a few of my favorites. 

I was also able to go to the train station, and they have some really cool model trains set up. 
This is the engine that is outside the huh

Thomas charaters
Its Hogwarts

The whole Hogwarts area....sooo cool.

Baseball anyone

A mini Anchorage train station

The last thing that I got to do was participate in a blanket toss....It was sooo much fun! I was just watching when the little girl was going. I was helping with the blanket toss with the women. Someone was nice enough to take pictures for me.

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