Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wedding in Chiniak

We had a wedding last weekend in Chiniak. This is a very small community, of about 70 people, about an hour drive south of Kodiak. Let me spend a small amount of time describing the town. After you turn off the main road to Chiniak, the road is unpaved and there are continual potholes...large potholes. The US Post Office is open 3 days a week for 2 hours at a time. There are no grocery stores or gas stations.

Anyway, this is where the wedding was held. It was set on the beach with a beautiful backdrop of the bay. The bride wore a lovely long gown and the groom a tux. What I want you to enjoy is the attire of the guests. It had been raining all day and could start again at any moment during the ceremony. Luckily, it didn't. Many guests wore ExtraTuffs, the standard Kodiak rain boot, and everyone had on their raingear.

So, even with the inclement weather, the poor roads, and the long drive, the entire place was full. I don't think anyone turned down the invitation. We need all the entertainment we can get here in the North Pacific.

1 comment:

Frida said...

You don't have any bars or hotels in your town either? Pleace exucuse the spelling, i'm from sweden =)