Operation: Greco-Roamin’, Entry 008

Dateline: Cape Sounion. We traveled up the coastline, creeping along winding roads, avoiding the cyclists who were out in force, to find ourself at the peninsula, and the Temple of Poseidon.

Massive. Imposing. Overlooking the Aegean Sea. Those sea gods sure know how to party.

Our tour guide did a wonderful job of giving us the blow-by-blow explanation of how it got here, what it was for, and so on and so forth, but to be honest, I wasn’t listening. I was here for a reason. One very specific purpose.

I was here to propose.

I mean, I wasn’t completely not listening; I caught the bit about Lord Byron carving his initials into one of the pillars. That was interesting, and I made a point of coming back to that later.

Just above the seams between the first and second block, you can make out a faint “byron.” What a tool.

I had a rough idea of a plan, but nothing set (forgive me) in stone. I only knew I wanted to do it from a cliffside temple dedicated to the God of the Sea. Thankfully, we were going to one already, so it all worked out.
Someone from our group managed to capture the important part of the proposal, and thoughtfully shared it with me. I will retroactively credit her if she so desires. Here’s how it all went down:

She said “Thank you.”

Twelves labors? That’s what I get for speaking off the cuff, but in hindsight, I’m okay with it. I mean, if you’re going to do it, go big or go home, am I right? The good news is that she said yes, and we can get on with the going forward and the planning of new-life-together type stuff. It’s going to be a busy year.
We’re going out for one last dinner, a traditional Greek celebration with breaking plates and dancing and the like. I’ll post more about the trip when we get back to Texas. Thanks for coming along with me. It’s been an illumination, one that I will never forget.

We really are a cute couple! There’s a story about the ring, but it’s Janice’s story to tell, not mine. If you want to hear it, leave a comment and let her know, and I’ll see if I can’t get her to write a little something.

5 thoughts on “Operation: Greco-Roamin’, Entry 008

  1. Out f ing standing!!!!!’ I could only be more impressed if you had included some appropriate verse! Only the best! Mazeltov!

  2. This is so special, (with a little bit of humor added, of course) Thank you guys for sharing with others!❤️

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