Fur Rondy Winter Carnival

Last weekend we spent a day at the carnival. In February. Because, Alaska. The carnival is in town as part of a two week long Fur Rondy celebration that’s going on right now. I can certainly say it’s the first time I’ve been on a Tilt-A-Whirl in a parka, snow boots, and a fur hat. #yolo

We must have been there on opening day because the lines were outrageous. Lillian was in a mood, which made waiting in line the worst. We thought about just heading home, but we already drove all the way into Anchorage, bundled everyone up, and had tickets in hand. We had to commit. So we did.

It turned out to be a really fun day. Lillian enjoyed all the rides. She’s big enough to ride on most of them with an adult by her side. The only ride Hazel was able to go on was the Ferris wheel. The 4 of us all rode it together. I was panicking the entire time. I’m not a fan of heights. Also, there were no seatbelts and I was riding with a 1 and 2 year old. Ahhhh! Of course the girls loved it and could not stop giggling.

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We will be enjoying more Fur Rondy events this weekend. Tomorrow is the ceremonial start of the 2016 Iditarod, The Last Great Race on Earth. We are planning on going and also heading up to Willow on Sunday for the restart. We’ve never been to the restart (the actual start of the race), so we’re really looking forward to it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

xo,
Briana

 

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