My dad was in Anchorage last week for work, and it was also the tail end of Fur Rondy and the start of the Iditarod. Fur Rondy [or Fur Rendevous] is a 76-year-old celebration that marks the coming of spring and daylight in Anchorage. It's named for the days when trappers returned to Anchorage after a winter of work and the town celebrate their return with winter sports and festivities.
We had a wonderful time having company in the new place and hope to be hosting more friends and family in the future. This is a sampling of pictures I took throughout the week around town.
|My dad before heading to teach class for Era one morning.|
|View of the mountains from midtown.|
|Ferris wheel at the Rondy carnival. I would hate to be stuck at the top of that with 15-degrees and breezy weather.|
|Me and my boys in our front yard.|
|Self portrait from the back seat while my dad drove us all back from a trip to the Ulu Factory.|
|Sunrise on the way to see Davin compete in the Alaska State Spelling Bee.|
|Davin in the car. One of the few times I have seen him without headphones while in the car lately.|
|Josh and Davin outside the Ulu Factory near Ship Creek.|
|Native crafts fair at the Dimond Center Mall.|
|Mask for sale at the Native Crafts Fair.|