After a completely miserable winter on the east coast, I’m thrilled to be back in Alaska again. I’m even more thilled because this year, for the first time, I’ll be in Anchorage to watch the start of the Iditarod!
For anyone who doesn’t follow the world of dogsled racing: the Iditarod, held each march, is a 1150(ish) mile race from Anchorage to Nome. At least, that’s the theory. This year, because of unreasonably warm weather in Alaska, the race is actually having it’s official start in Fairbanks. Which means that after the ceremonial start in Anchorage, I’ll be driving up to Fairbanks to see what happens when the mushers actually set out for Nome. Along the way, I’m planning on watching reindeer dash down the street, showshoeing in Denali National Park, and playing with ice castles.
Basically, it’s going to be awesome.
Add up your post to this week’s Sunday Traveler linkup!
Add the Sunday Traveler badge to your post.
Follow your co-hosts on twitter or Facebook
View and comment on at least one other link (the more the merrier!)