We surprised Stephanie in Vegas, but it turns out the surprise was on me.
After we had a few drinks at the bar at Caesar’s Palace, the boyfriend said he wanted to explore. Even though it was past midnight in Vegas, it wasn’t that late for us. I had never been to Vegas before, so I was kind of excited to see the strip.
He said we should go over to the Bellagio where they had a fountain show. I have to say, I couldn’t understand what was so exciting about seeing a fountain. But he said it would be pretty cool, so I went.
But when we got to the fountain, it was too late and it had stopped running. (We did see it the next night and I can see why he was raving about it.) So, he suggested we go over to Paris, Paris to go up in the Eiffel Tower.But once again, we got there to find out that was closed.
We played a few slots in Paris and I was getting kind of hungry (we hadn’t eaten dinner.) Typical to me, I had worn a pair of very cute but very uncomfortable shoes. I tried to take them off, but then I realized we would have to walk outside and that wouldn’t work.
So, there I was, tagging along beside the boyfriend, carrying my Miller Light bottle and trying to find new ways to walk that didn’t involve the heels of my feet, which is what I looked like when we found ourselves on a bridge overlooking the strip. We stopped for a minute. (Much to the happiness of my feet.) and the boyfriend started saying romantic things. Awww…we shared a kiss or two. And all of a sudden, he pulled something out of his pocket.
It was a RING BOX.
Then he was on his knees, saying more things. Something about spending the rest of his life with me.
And there were people cheering and screaming “SAY YES!”
Then I said yes like five times.
And we kissed and there was more cheering.
Then there was this beautiful sparkly ring on my finger and much like the Match.com connection between us a year ago, it fit perfectly.
It was surreal.
And what do you know? Well, I was engaged and hungry and my feet still hurt. So what did we do?
We found a restaurant still opened and we ordered champagne and club sammies and toasted to us.
It was probably 3 a.m. But we didn’t care. It was perfect.
I barely slept that night because every time I so as rolled over, I’d wake up and think, “I’m engaged!”
The next day, there was a blister the size of a quarter on my heel and a ring on my finger.