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Amy and Caleb Broken down at the Beach Proposal Story
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Amy and Caleb Broken down at the Beach Proposal Story


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At the time, I was stationed on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, because I am in the US Coast Guard. I had flown out my girlfriend, Amy to show her the island(and propose to her). So, the next morning, December 29th, 2009, I told her to pack a swimsuit because I was going to take her out for a ride around the island to see the beautiful beaches. Now, my car is a 1964 Chevelle, and a few days prior I had wired in a secret kill switch to the car's ignition circuit. As we were cruising around the island that day, I would occasionally trip the switch to kill the engine and make her think I had engine problems(you'll see why later on...). I kept telling Amy that my carburetor had been acting finicky lately, and that I never had time to clean it before she got there. Then, after cranking the engine over a few more times without it starting, I would finally flip the switch back and breathe a sigh of relief as I "finally" got the engine to start. Then I would continue on driving and every so often I would do the whole charade all over again to make sure she bought into it completely. Amy is extremely hard to pull a practical joke on, so i had to make sure everything looked legit for the final part of my plan to work. So, finally, we made it to our destination, Kailua Beach Park, a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach with perfect turquoise water lapping at its edge and the sun shining in the middle of a clear blue sky. We laid out on the warm sand, soaking up the rays, played in the warm tropical water, and then as lunchtime approached I surprised her by pulling out the small portable grill I had stashed away in my backpack without her knowing. I barbecued lunch for us right there on the beach. We dined on fresh steak, pineapple, and veggie kabobs, potato salad, and fresh fruit, and washed it all down with some ice cold PBR's. A beach picnic fit for a Queen, to be sure! Then, after hanging out on the beach for a while, we walked back to the car, and loaded up everything. Just as we were about to start the car to leave, I once again tripped the kill switch, so the car wouldn't start. Then I acted all dramatic and upset because I "couldn't get the car to start", and asked Amy to pop open the hood while I got my tool box out of the trunk. I took my tool box, walked around to the front of the car and got down on one knee while I "looked in my toolbox for a wrench". But actually, I was looking for the engagement ring I had hidden in there the night before. Then I asked Amy to remove the air cleaner cover from the engine for me so I could "inspect the carburetor", while I continued to fish around in my tool box. I had previously painted a beautiful black and gold sign on the underside of the air cleaner cover that said, "Darlin', will you marry me?". So, when she removed the air cleaner cover, she noticed something was on the inside of it. As she did a double-take and read the sign, I pulled the ring out of my tool box, and still on one knee, I asked her to marry me. She started shaking and crying and was totally surprised and then she said yes! We embraced and kissed and enjoyed the special moment. A few minutes later, after we both calmed down, I explained to her about the kill switch and about faking all the car trouble and rubbed in the fact that I finally was able to trick her and that she never had a clue it was all staged. I then handed her my phone, with a full charge, so that she could start making all the necessary phone calls as she wanted to tell all her friends and family the good news. Next, we cruised back home in the chevelle, now "miraculously" trouble-free, taking the scenic route back, with my fiance curled up next to me on the big front bench seat. We cruised up through North Shore, enjoying the scenery and stopping for some world-famous spicy shrimp at the shrimp shack. Once we got home, we both got dressed up and I surprised her with a beautiful dinner reservation at the acclaimed restaurant Top of Wakiki, offering a gorgeous 360 degree view of downtown Waikiki from the top floor of the building. It was the best day of my life!
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