Please pardon my departure from my typical Gardener’s Roost topics of gardening and birding. Instead, I’d like to share the highlights of my recent trip to Alaska to visit relatives and attend events surrounding the ‘Fur Rendezvous’, a.k.a. ‘Fur Rondy’. Let me tell you this, folks in Alaska really know how to throw a party, I mean, Rondy…
We arrived Friday night and rendezvoused with relatives, ate at the Moose Tooth, a local favorite pizza joint. Yum, excellent pie (as in pizza) and locally brewed beer.
After that, Fur Rondy Fiddling at the Moose Lodge.
Saturday, we saw teams play snowshoe softball,
attended the Fur Rondy Parade,
viewed the ice sculptures,
went to the start of the sled dog races.
Paused for lunch.
After-dinner entertainment included getting pelted with popcorn while participating in the interactive “Melodrama” at the Snow Goose.
Sunday, we viewed the ‘can-struction’ exhibit… various canned foods carefully stacked and placed to depict scenes/scenery.
Stopped at another mall to view the photography exhibit.
Watched ‘Ice bowling’.
Paused for lunch—fine dining at a chrome counter.
The BIG EVENT everyone was waiting for the first-time ever, ‘Running with the Reindeer’ races!
Rainier Beer racers on far left and right in picture>
Monday, we said good-bye to relatives, Rondy, snow, and sled dogs.