Alaskan Adventure | Iditarod & Fur Rondy

A couple weeks ago we checked two items off of our ‘Alaska Bucket List’. The Iditarod and the Fur Rondy winter festival!

On the first Saturday in March we headed into Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the 42nd Iditarod sled dog race. The “Last Great Race On Earth”. It’s a 1000 mile race from Anchorage to Nome. The whole thing blows my mind. I cannot believe people are willing and able to do this race. It is CRAZY to me!

We had such a great time cheering on all the mushers and sled dog teams as they started on their journey. The streets of Anchorage were packed with fans and spectators from all over the world. I’m so glad we were able to experience this awesome event.

The winner finished early this morning in 8 days and 13 hours. The musher in second place (the musher we were cheering for) finished just two minutes later. So close!

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After all the teams were off, we spent the rest of the day enjoying the Fur Rondy festival. As I’ve mentioned before, Fur Rondy is a 10 day winter festival held in Anchorage. There are tons of events going on throughout the festival. It’s a lot of fun {and fur} for the whole family.

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One of the main events of the festival is the Running of the Reindeer. It’s like the Running of the Bulls in Spain, but with an Alaskan twist… Reindeer! Blake and a couple of his buddies participated in the event. Of course he made his way through hundreds of people to be at the front of the starting line. I’m sure anyone that knows Blake is super surprised. I was busy video taping so I didn’t get any pictures. But I did search the internet far and wide to find some pictures of Blake.

Note: Everyone dresses in crazy costumes to do the race. That’s why Blake looks so amazing in all these pictures. ;)

We had a lot of fun enjoying this Alaskan celebration. We are already looking forward to next year.

IMG_4571(1)Until next time,
Briana

12 comments

  1. Kelsey says:

    These pictures CRACKED me up!!! My husband signed up to run with santas friends as well. But all three kids fell asleep in the car when we were on our way there. So we gave up! There is always next year :)

  2. Pepp says:

    I thought Blake was nailing it in his attire!! This just made my bucket list and is getting penciled in for next year! There’s only one thing better than 1 guy in a union suit and that’s two! Haha that little panda is too cute can’t wait to see you today!

  3. Carl and Shirley Olson says:

    Did your union suit have a trap door in the back? Just in case!!! You guys have so much fun. Lillian is just as cute as ever..Love from us!

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