Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

We made it out to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, a carnival tradition with a history going back to 1945. We picked today to experience the festivities because we saw Bobs and LoLo were performing Sunday morning. When this morning rolled around we braved the -30C weather to pile into a nice pre-heated car, but the car seat wasn't in right so we piled into the ice cold 4Runner. At the Carcross Cutoff, we almost turned around due to the complaints about the cold from the back but we soldiered on. The mention of Toopy and Binoo's friendship with Bobs and Lolo inspired Ozzie to suck it up.

At the concert Ozzie started off with his traditional "game face" but eventually got into the groove and did the moves with the other kids. He kept coming back and yelling a question at me over the noise. I eventually worked out he was asking where Toopy and Binoo were. 

Bobs & LoLo performing at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous on February 23rd, 2014. Photo by Christa Galloway.

 Ozzie's "game face"

Ozzie's "game face"

I suppose if Toopy and Binoo were ever coming to Whitehorse we would have to go, but honestly, they are the most annoying pair in the cartoon universe. Well, Binoo is okay, but Toopy, not so much. I think that's part of the reason we opted not to get cable out here. You can only listen to Toopy for so long before you start getting homicidal thoughts towards cartoon mice.

I do like Bobs and LoLo though. They did a great set with fun songs and got all the kids moving. Props to them for managing to maintain their cheerful performance, in a tent, in the Yukon, in February. This was their second year here. The first year they must have been either desperate for work or they thought their agent said White House. The second time I guess they were just plain 'ol Canadian crazy.

We then headed to the ice sculptures, most of which were pretty amazing. Team Alaska's bear invasion sculpture had two first place ribbons.

Team Alaska's winning entry to the Whitehorse International Snow Sculpture Challenge. Photo by Christa Galloway.

The sugar shack where they do maple taffy was unfortunately closed. Because that's logical when about 100 kids pass by your stand after a concert. That's sarcasm by the way.

The sugar shack. Photo by Christa Galloway.

It was a quick visit because of the cold. We missed human bowling, the aurora colour war, a truck pull, and the chainsaw chuck among other equally interesting events on Sunday. Hopefully if we're still here next year it will either be warmer or we'll be tougher. Also, next year Oscar will be old enough for the free kids dog sled rides.