As Jenn mentioned in the last post, we needed to finish dinner by 8 p.m. in order to reach the acme of my romantic evening. Like the D-Day Assault, I thought I did an amazing job misdirecting Jenn on what was going to happen for our anniversary. I did some research about Angel Island on her computer without closing the browser in order to lay a false trail. In addition, she would ask me for hints about the evening throughout the entire week, but I only replied with ambiguous statements to keep her guessing. Here is one of my glorious hints:
M: ” The event will last for a moment, but the memory will last for a lifetime.”
What do you think?
I am confident every possibility was going though her little head.
Back to our evening.
We rushed off to our room to change into our “Adventure” clothes for the next part of my plan after dinner. We walked to the beach and headed straight up the highest hill in the area so that we could watch the sunset.
The sun was almost below the horizon and it was time for to unleash the pinnacle of my plan. I sat my CamelBak on the ground, pulled out my “woobie” (military poncho blanket), and a little jewelry box accidentally popped out and tumbled to the ground. Jenn look like she had seen a ghost. (For the record, that was not how I planned to execute my moment but not everything goes to plan.) As the box lay on the ground, I thought for a brief second to get on my knee while I picked up the box but immediately decided against the joke. So I just picked up the box and told the love of my life not to worry because it was just diamond stud earrings.
That’s right, diamond earrings. If you want to know the stats, just ask
When Jenn saw these radiant stones she got a little teary and just smiled from ear-to-ear.
However, the night was not over. We still had half a bottle of wine from dinner and the inn has an amazing perk – a snug room.
Do you what a snug room is?
I had no idea until this past weekend. A snug room is essentially a private party room.
After the final drop of wine and the fire let out its last breath, it was time for bed. ***Censored***
We woke up early because we wanted to enjoy our complimentary breakfast. Before we packed up the car, we had to leave our mark for other travelers to marvel at during their visits. Essentially, we tagged the place!
Now that our legacy was etched in wood, it was time for breakfast.
Eggs over easy, bacon, baked beans, roasted tomato, fruit, and for the headliner – a banger (sausage). It was great, definitely a level up from dinner.
Stuffed, we got in the car for our 30-minute drive back to the city.
Tell me about your one-year anniversary stories or let me know what you think about ours.
Strength and Honor,