Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Running of the Reindeer

Just like the running of the bulls in Barcelona, Anchorage has it's version. People pay good money for the opportunity to sprint down 4th Avenue with several reindeer. It's all part of Fur Rondy - a winter carnival, party, and sled dog racing - held for a week before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod.

Check out this link for more pictures of this event.

***** The reindeer handler on the far left wearing UGG boots is one of my 4-H kids. Her showmanship project for the State Fair this year is a reindeer.


  1. Oh my gosh...that is too cute. Never fails to amaze me when I see reindeer and realize, all over again, how tiny they are.

  2. I never went to Fur Rondy. I was usually working or involved with a lame jackass that didn't want to go. I will have to come up for Fur Rondy and the Iditarod sometime.

  3. Give me a flight number and I will pick you up at the airport!!