After a long 22 hours of traveling, I finally made it to Alaska! And forget all that nonsense I heard about not having any snow at all, because it was still lovely, cold, and white when I got there. I packed light, so I can't guarantee I'll be looking fashionable the entire time I'll be up North, but you'll be seeing my mug nonetheless!
In case you're wondering, traveling with my dream suitcase wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, it was heavy, and yes, I almost cried toting it around Chicago for many blocks. Yes, I got hassled by multiple airport personnel about it not looking like it would fit in the overhead compartment (they were wrong). BUT I could see the envy oozing out of any one who came across me and my powder blue suitcase. Walking around with it now constitutes as upper body workout.
Over the weekend, my siblings and I walked all around Downtown Anchorage for Fur Rondy festivities. What is Fur Rondy, you ask? Fur Rondy is a 77-year Anchorage tradition that celebrates basically everything Alaskan: skiing, sled racing, blanket tossing, hockey, the list goes on and on. Since we got to Anchorage at the tail end of the 10 day celebration, we only got to go to a few events. And if you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some of my sled dog pictures.
We checked out some crafts and Native American art before heading to see the snow sculptures. I've included my favorites in this post!
I know a lot of you are sooooo ready for warmer weather, but I'm actually thrilled to be bundled up in layers and out in the snow! It felt great walking around in the fresh, open air and the sun was shining all day. Maybe it's just being surrounded by the beautiful scenery that delights me so much. Even when in the city, I can see gorgeous snowy mountains and evergreens!