WARNING: Disturbing read coming next (scroll to the next paragraph if you are an animal lover). There was a "wolf man" walking the crowd and allowing people to take a picture of him. He had a wolf pelt, complete with head and teeth, that he wore atop his fur hat, almost like a headdress. The body of the wolf hung down his back, complete with tanned paws. To me it was disturbing but yet somewhat of a novelty. I have my own views of hunting wolf vice another animal that you could actually consume, but suffice to say, I did not pose for a candid shot. Nonetheless, it is just part of living in Alaska.
A shot I wish I did get was the port-a-potty. Why? Well, first, it was a very, very cold way to obey the call of Mother Nature. Nevertheless, I did laugh out loud when I took a gander at the urinal post in the house, and I saw ice in the bottom. Haha! Only in Alaska do you have to worry about pee freezing into a cube in a port a potty. In my lifetime, I do not think I had to take off that many layers to pee, and yet still be outside-- somewhat.
I wish I had been in a prime spot to take pictures of the OutHouse Races. Teams build their own outhouse, complete with bars along the back against which they push the house around the course-- while occupied. Yes, you read correctly. Some poor sap had to sit there and be thrown around the course of snow, as his or her team not-so-expertly manuevered the house around obstacles and over speed bumps. The names of the teams were great. A police unit sponsored, "Cop a Squat" and then there were the typical names you would expect, such as "Streak Marks."
I took a lot of pictures, so if you like the hilarious photo below, click on the following facebook link to see the other pics. Don't worry, you don't have to be a member to see my photos. I did not purchase the hat, but I did succumb to the fabulous warmth of mink earmuffs that are lined with beaver. They don't match my cloudveil blue jacket, but my ears have never been warmer.