February 24, 2008

Fur Rendezvous!

Has the snow and cold got you down? Does cabin fever have your wife locked in the bathroom while you spend all day hammering out "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" on your laptop? There is no better way to shake those winter blues than a winter festival and this week is the annual Anchorage Fur Rendezvous.
The week long celebration comes complete with a downtown carnival and rest assured a Ferris wheel ride at ten below is a once in a lifetime experience. Beyond that, Fur Rondy is guaranteed to have something for everyone. There are contests that range from darts to downhill canoeing racing. You can experience the Rondy Grand Prix that has all the thrills of Nascar, or fill your flask and enjoy the silliness of a snowshoe softball game. Rondy is also home to the World Championship Sled Dog Race.
So pack your long johns and your bunny boots and head on up to the North Country for a little mid-winter fun.
Just a reminder:
The Iditarod starts next Saturday! Lance Mackey, who made history last year by winning both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod in the same season won his forth Quest title Feburary 20th. Congratulations to Lance and his dogs.

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