Friday, August 7, 2009

Congratulations, Matt & Danielle!

We just got back from our wedding adventure in Seldovia and had such a great time!
We hit the road at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning and headed to Homer to catch the ferry. The sun was coming up and it was a beautiful drive through the Chugach National Forest.
We made it to the ferry terminal at 11a.m. and met up with Matt & Danielle. The ferry ride took about an hour and it was great catching up with the soon-to-be Bride & Groom.
That evening we had dinner with the family at a little place called the Tidepool. It was an AMAZING dinner! The choices were prime rib with vegetables and potatoes or halibut with couscous. I opted for the halibut and Adam tried the prime rib. The halibut was wonderful and the prime rib was HUGE. The Tidepool definitely knows how to cater a meal.
The next day we headed to Outer Beach for the wedding. Unfortunately, it was sprinkling but this didn't stop the adventerous couple from having their ceremony outside. The beach was lined with Fireweed, Somewhere Over the Rainbow was playing from the iPod and Danielle looked amazing in her wedding dress. It was a beautiful ceremony and we were so honored to be a part of their special day.
After the wedding we headed out to the hangars where we were supposed to catch our flight on a small commuter plane. Unfortunately, not many planes were flying because of the weather. We waited around for about an hour but our plane wasn't able to fly. There was another guy who was waiting to get out of Seldovia as well. His name was John and he was quite the character. He'd been sleeping on his ex-wife & her new boyfriend's floor and was bound and determined to leave Seldovia that day. As I was calling around for a water taxi he got on the phone with another air company and sweet talked them into picking us up.
We ended up flying with Homer Air in a plane that holds 5 passengers. As we were loading the bags and people the plane tilted back on its tail. The woman sitting next to me holding her two little dogs saw the worried expression on my face and told me that was "normal".
Thankfully, we made it back to Homer safe and sound and got back in our car for the drive home.
What a great wedding adventure. We really enjoyed getting to know Matt & Danielle's families. They have such great parents and siblings. We instantly felt welcome and were treated as part of the family. The town of Seldovia was adorable and we can't wait to go back and visit again.

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