- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I figure I’ve lurked long enough and it’s finally time for me to share my engagment story 🙂
My Fiance and I are both avid outdoors people. One of our favorite hobbies is geocaching. For those who don’t know what it is: geocaching is essentially a gps guided global scavenger hunt. People hide caches in locations fo their choosing and post the coordinates to a website (geocaching.com) for other cachers to go out and find. MAny caches have small trinkets and prizes as well as a logbook to record the day you found it.
Anyway, one day my Fiance started talking about how a friend of his was about to hide a new cache and how he wanted us to be the first to find it (there’s usually a bigger prize for being FTF). I readily agreed. So one lovely July morning I wake up and my Fiance tells me the cache is out so we headed out to find it.
Now, to add another twist to the story, the location of the cache was supposedly about a mile or so past the property line of a christmas tree farm belonging to some of our good friends. They offered us their 4-wheelers so we could get to the cache more quickly. My Fiance and I drove through the woods getting gloriously muddy and having a blast. Eventually, he stops his ATV and says we’re at the coordinates! Let’s start looking!
We wander around checking all the usual places caches are hidden (like in the hollow of a tree) and voila! I find an ammo can. IT has the official geocaching logo painted on the side. I called over my Fiance and he says Open it! Inside is small white box. Inside that box was a smaller wooden box. My Fiance took it from me and got down on one knee, popped it open and asked, Becca, Will you marry me? My response: Of course!
We hugged and kissed and cried and then drove the 4-wheelers back where our friends had a cake and champagne waiting to celebrate with us 🙂
To clarify one thing: The “cache” was never actually posted for anyone else to see and was placed in it’s location 10 minutes prior to our arrival by one of my FI’s friends so the risk of it being found by anyone else was extremely low.