Two years ago on September 3rd, 2009, Allan and I headed to the incredibly scenic Burin Peninsula for a weekend full of Geocaching. We rented a cabin at the Grand Fairways Resort in Frenchmen’s Cove, wrote down a long list of geocaches and headed out. As you all know, the greatest thing about Geocaching is not only discovering a new place, but also getting to see it through the eyes of a local. You get the inside scoop on the great swimming holes, berry picking grounds, and vistas!
In preparation for our long weekend vacation, Allan had gotten in touch with two sets of Geocachers from the Burin Peninsula, Shermandkim, and Shantrent. He had asked for locations that would be of note, important things to do, just so we didn’t miss anything special. Allan was silly, he had already created the most special geocache container!
On our list was a geocache called Waterfalls In The Road (GC1H5K2).
When we pulled over to the location to find the cache, Allan took his time getting out of the car, and getting his hiking boots, backpack, and whatever he needed. He missed this in the sky overhead..
As I make my way to Ground Zero, Allan comes running up behind me, digging through his backpack, heads into the woods and throws a second container at the base of a tree near the cache. I believe I said something like, “What are you doing? Why are you doing that? Why are there two containers?!” I think we all know what was about to happen!
I opened up that second cache container to find the best swag a geocacher could ask for – an engagement ring!
Happiness! We spent the rest of the weekend incredibly excited, and largely without cell service. Do you know what the worst thing about being engaged is? Not being to tell anyone! We finally managed to get in touch with our parents that Sunday! Two days later! All in all, a fantastic weekend! One that we will definitely remember for a long, long time.
Do you have a Geocaching engagement story to share? We would love to hear it!