Elka Karl, CasaSugar
How did he propose?
He drove five hours north to a redwoods grove and we camped overnight. The next day we took a seven-mile hike, and around mile three we came to a bridge that had two little chairs built into the bridge's design. He fumbled over his words and was very nervous and sincere and sweet and asked if I would marry him. I said yes, and then we told EVERY other hiker we passed that we were engaged and were silly and goofy. That afternoon we played a matrimonial Scrabble game at camp, and decided any wedding-related word would get an extra 20 points. I made a seven-letter word, BEJEWEL, and got the bingo and the extra points. I won that game.
How long were you dating before you got engaged? Nine months.
How long was the engagement? 11 months.