Thursday, October 7, 2010
3 Years Ago
Back to that beautiful day at the cabin. We were planning to go on a siteseeing tour of the Thousand Islands- Millionaire’s Row to be exact. So off we went. It was absolutely gorgeous! We took a boat tour that weaved us through the clusters of small islands. We were able to see the stunning old mansions that were each set on their own little private islands. Breathtaking.
The last stop was at Boldt Castle: where were were let off the boat to go walk around the grounds and through the Castle itself. Boldt Castle is nestled on a heart shaped island (Hart Island). George Boldt had built the castle for his beloved wife, but tragedy struck and she died before he could finish it completely: You can read the whole story here. It’s a stunning castle that has hearts engraved everwhere.
You would think I would start suspecting something at this point, but no, I was hungry and cranky and I just wanted to tour the daggum castle so we could go back and get some lunch already (hah). Seriously. I’m such an idiot!
Anyhow, we were walking around and I was following Mike around like a lost puppy when we turned the corner go up onto the 6th Floor Balcony to check out the stunning view of the River and the neighboring Islands. I looked down and saw a bunch of Rubber Ducks all in a row on the stoop of the castle window.
Side story: Mike had told me that I was “the one” and that we would eventually get engaged – he just needed to “get his ducks in a row”… so that became our joke. Whenever I would see a duck, I’d say, “Hey look! I fould one of your ducks!! How many more do we need to find?!” haha
When I saw the ducks I thought, “this better not be some sort of cruel joke!”. Then Mike got down on one knee and said the words I’d been longing to hear…
“Will You Marry Me?!”
Here’s a little Slideshow of that day, along with our actual engagement pictures!