In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wedding on the Wild Frontier pt.2

My last posting was cut a bit short by driving the bride and her entourage to the church. But we're home now after some misadventures in air travel and I can share a few pictures.

The Bride and Daughter No.2 the Bridesmaid
The Bridal Shop in Ft. McMurray closed soon after my daughter started her planning, and going back and forth to Edmonton or Calgary would be a pain, so she knit her dress. She is a prolific knitter.

Bride with Proud Dad
The Happy Couple
The Bride's Family
St. Paul's is a mission church. Chairs, no pews or kneelers, a pretty simple altar and tabernacle. But there was a priest and vows made, so the important bits were covered. Except for us and the bride's grandparents, everyone else was a co-worker of the Happy Couple. The Groom's store closed for an hour so everyone could attend and his boss' husband pitched in at the last minute to act as the Best Man and drive the Newlyweds away in his truck.
Leaving the Church
My daughter had troubles finding a venue for a reception so she opted for sandwiches and drinks back at her place.
After the Reception
Fort McMurray may be a modern city of 100,000 people, but the wilderness is always close by. Bear proofing is important even in the city.
Bear Proofed Garbage and Recycle bins
The next day Daughter no. 2 and I went for a walk in a nearby park. Wolfe Park is a chunk of northern wilderness surrounded by suburbs.

A walk in the park
View to the right
View to the left (note suburban houses)
It was a fairly strenuous walk. I could conduct a cadet field exercise there. Imagine the saving on transport costs if everyone could just walk home!

The next day was delays at the airport, a missed connection and an unscheduled hotel stay in Toronto. Fortunately the Mad Padre was able to meet our new arrival time and chauffeur our tired selves home.

So now back to reality and a job hunt.


  1. Pass on our congratulations to your daughter.


  2. Best wishes to your daughter on such a happy occasion.Thanks for sharing the photos with us .