Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fur Rondy begins!

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Fur Rendezvous began Friday here in Anchorage. There is always so much to see and do during this celebration. Saturday morning we got up to watch the Frostbite Footrace.
 Most people come dressed in costumes to run this race.
I was quite pleased to see some of the Teletubbies come out of retirement to race.
 Even Santa Claus and a gingerbread man made the run.

That night the fireworks show began about 6:45.
 As you can tell from the photos, it had begun to snow pretty steadily by that time.
The show lasted about 20 minutes and featured some really beautiful displays.
Sunday afternoon we watched the sled dog races for a bit.
 Today was the last day of the three day event. These teams were flying down the street!

These are sprint races, so the quicker- the better.

They are surprisingly quiet as they run and quite interesting to watch.

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