It has been a long time since I have had enough time to write on this blog. I hope I am remembered for my articles on Health and First Aid. But today I want to write on a totally different subject. In a couple of weeks I am going on my first camping trip of the year to the Okefenokee Swamp down in Georgia. What makes this trip a little different is that it is anniversary trip for my trip “Co-Planner” Pam and me. About 4 years ago when I had a small pop up camper and a canoe and a desire to go camping down in the south for the spring. I also decided to ask my girl friend of a year if she wanted to go along. I figured this would be a excellent way of finding out if we would be compatible after a week of camping in a pop up.
The week spent down in the black water Swamp of Georgia known as the “Okefenokee” was magic for both of us. We spent it hiking, bird watching, canoeing and fishing. We photographed snakes and deer and alligators and of course each other. We cooked meals over the fire and ate S’mores by star light. I found she liked camping just as much as I did!
So when we got home we decided we needed a bigger camper! Then we found a Jayco 17-A hybrid camper the next spring we fell in love with it. We have gone to Yellowstone with my kids and family and we have gone elk watching and another trip to Okefenokee and many more trips. And of course some where along the line we fell in love with each other. So this year when we go down south, I am going to ask her that we make it permanent. Yes I am going to propose to her this time! I figure it is more than time.
We still camp in a hybrid but now it is a Jayco 232 bigger and better I guess. We can fit the whole family much easier any way. But this trip is going to be just for us. So if you are interested in how things turn out and if I am successful in my proposal. Please let me know and I will try to keep all of you informed if there is any interest.
But now a question for everyone, How do you think I should do it?
Right now I am thinking of making a steak dinner and with dessert having champagne and put the ring in the glass. When she finds it getting down on one knee and proposing.
Or maybe I should take it on a hike with us and when we are at the top of one of the swamp observation towers do it there?
Or might there be some better way?
Let me know your opinion!
Your Obedient Servant,
Gary Smith, Jr.