This is the first time I’ve been privy to an actual proposal! 🙂 It was exciting!!! I’ve known Roger and Tracey for almost 10 years now, starting from our first winter camping trip so long ago.
Roger, Tracey, and I had signed up for a J34 sailboat course with their climbing buddy/sailing instructor Ja. Two days prior, Roger sent us an email, asking us if we could help with a “secret mission.” He was planning to propose to Tracey while we were out on the lake, he said, would we help?
Would we ever!
Thank goodness the weather gods cooperated. The forecasts had been warning of thunderstorms every hour, but it stayed dry. Though it was somewhat foggy – which made it disconcerting when, after a few tacks out on the water, we couldn’t really tell where we were relative to the land – it was nice and warm. There was a light breeze playing further out in the lake, so we were able to get some good sailing going. The J34’s an awesome boat; I love it. Our top speed was only 6 knots/hr, but it felt much faster on this boat than it would have felt on the J22. 😀
Anyhow, since Ja and I had been clued into Roger’s plan, we kept on guessing when he would actually kneel down and do the deed. FINALLY, after nearly two hours on the water, he gave me a nervous smile from his perch at the stern. I dived down below the deck to grab my camera, and started the video rolling. He looked sheepishly at Tracey, and began, “So, we’ve been together for 10 years now…”
Tracey let out a little surprised yelp while Roger barreled on, ending with the “Would you marry me” spiel. 🙂