It’s Friday Fashion here at the Duchess Guide, and since I was in Ketchikan last week, I thought this might be a good time to discuss what one might wear to prepare themselves for a visit to Ketchikan. You know how much I love my boots, they’re a necessity here in Alaska, but what would you wear if you arrived in Ketchikan and discovered the locals needed you, yes you, to help them in their Guinness Book of World Records attempt for “Largest Rainboot Race?”
Why you’d don your rainboots, naturally!
When competing in the rainboot race, you really only need one thing… A sense of adventure. Okay, and the rainboots. I saw all manner of rainboots as over twelve hundred locals assembled on a hill to start the race off right. There was all manner of rain apparel, too.
The starting gun blasted and the herds of Ketchikans marched forward; left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot in our quest to victory. And the sun gods smiled on us for those forty-five minutes as the clouds miraculously parted and the sun shone across the southeast. It was beautiful. And I was lucky I was able to help Ketchikan, Alaska beat the Guinness Book of World Records for most participants in a Rainboot race at 1,976. Way to go, Ketchikan!