This past weekend was the start of Fur Rendezvous! This traditional festival celebrates the time when trappers would return to town with their furs to sell. I think it lets all of us get out and shake any cabin fever from the long winter. There are many activities during this time. You can go and enjoy a carnival, view the snow sculptures, take in exhibits at the train depot and museum, or watch any of the other many original Alaskan activities. One of these fun events is the Frostbite Footrace and Costume Run. I only caught a glimpse of the participants from the balcony. I was too lazy to travel any further! Saturday night we did watch the fireworks.
Lance Mackey, a 4 time Iditarod winner, was a rookie in the race this year.