Saturday, March 03, 2018

Snow Sculptures

Seeing the Iditarod live in the morning then checking out snow sculptures in the afternoon? What a cool place to live!

After watching the Iditarod this morning we decided to head downtown to check out the annual snow sculpture competition.

They have been up for at least a week now so they have been snowed on and some either had pieces broken off or had fallen completely. But it was still fun to see what was there and to see the creative 8 foot tall pieces that people had done. 

Iditarod 2018

This morning was the ceremonial start for the 2018 Iditarod.
Tomorrow they will have their official restart start in Willow.

I took the boys to a local park to watch the mushers and their teams come by.
We found a great spot right by the trail!

Starting in downtown Anchorage they send them off one team at a time so usually there are a couple minutes between each team coming down the trail. The boys got cold so we didn't stay to see all the teams pass by. 

You'll notice that there is someone sitting in the front sled. 
"Every sled during the Ceremonial start has an Idita-rider. An Idita-rider is a person who has paid for the privilege to ride in a sled for the 11 miles they go today. What a great experience for these people. All teams also have what’s called a drag sled. A drag sled is a second sled attached to the first sled. This helps slow the team down. The dogs are so excited and there are so many spectators along the trail that a drag sled really helps keep the speed down and keeps it safer for everyone."

Monday, February 26, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jump Jump Jump

I took the boys back to GetAir on Wednesday because I got an email saying they had a buy1get1 free deal but that ended up being just for couples. Bummer. We stayed anyway and since it was in the middle of a school day we pretty much had the place to our selves. We had lots of fun! It's a great place to go and get some energy out during cold winter days. The boys were so worn out after! It was great! :)

Valentines from Grandma! 

 That evening Geoff and I went out for dinner to celebrate my birthday/Valentines. We always try to go early because we all know how crazy busy restaurants get on Valentines Day.
We ate at a little Korean restaurant. The food was soooo good and the staff was very friendly.