This half of Heels First has gotten engaged, and while an engagement isn’t usually “travel related,” this particular engagement is!
I was whisked away to my favorite DC restaurant, Dino’s, for a nice dinner. I was craving Glen Manor Sauvignon Blanc, and they happen to have a half-bottle of it on the menu. Well, at least on the menu. I unintentionally caused a ruckus when I ordered a wine they were out of, and they eventually came up with a whole bottle of the wine. Great! (But confusing…)
After our appetizer–the amazing Baci, or “Italian Kisses,” pancetta wrapped duck liver, dates, sea scallops w/spice glaze–my date began to look a little nervous.
In fact, he didn’t fight me over the third baci. SCORE.
So, let’s pause here to talk about proposing to a miles and points enthusiast. You can’t just whisk them away on a secret vacation, because we probably know every single one of your point accounts and monitor it daily. Plus, we’re the ones who love doing that, so it’s a missed opportunity for us.
Why do we make it so difficult?
But Bill? He managed to surprise me. And in a Miles and Points sort of way.
He got me this:
He got a Sapphire with a Sapphire (Preferred)!
For all the sparkly I like, I’m actually not a diamond girl. So he did good with the sapphire! And he proudly let me know he hit his minimum spend for the card with the ring, so I now had 50,000 Ultimate Reward Points to play with.
Of course, these points will be going towards our honeymoon, but that’s a story for another day.
But instead, back to Dino’s. What do I do when presented with this ring?
I run out and call my mom, of course!
Except… I probably should have said “yes” before running out.
I returned back to a very confused what-I-thought-was-now-fiance who was trying to figure out the whole “I proposed and she ran out” thing.
YES! Of course, yes!