General blather

Wacky Alaska Fun

Yesterday was the kickoff of our local winter carnival, Fur Rondy (short for Rondezvous), so Dave (DH) and I went downtown to take in some of fun. Every year we go to the parade, where our big occupation is counting the beauty queens. This year there were 41!

When we first got here, we were confused by this, because we were just thinking there should be one Miss Alaska, and then there you go. But no. There are queens of all the little towns, and then various civic organization crown their own too. And then some of them have a Miss, a Mrs, and a senior level of each. This makes for a lot of ladies in tiaras, fur coats and sashes waving regally to the crowds. But anyway, Dave has a lot of fun counting them each year. Here are some, but by no means all, of the Miss Alaskas we saw yesterday…

There are all kinds of other activities associated with Rondy – snow block carving, fireworks, a carnival with rides, a frostbite footrace, and much, much more. It’s a good time, and we had a nice day downtown enjoying our local wackiness. The festivities continue through the week, and next Saturday is the start of the Iditarod! We will be heading back downtown for that as well.

I did get some knitting in on my cowl last night, but decided I didn’t like what I had done, so ripped back a bit. Planning to try something a little different on it today, so we shall see how that goes.

How is your weekend going?

8 thoughts on “Wacky Alaska Fun

  1. Your Rondy festival sounds wonderful – all of it! I didn’t realize you live in Alaska! That is one destination at the top of my list of places I want to go. It always looks so beautiful in the photos I have seen!

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