Who cares about the glacier...we´re getting married!

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After 7 years of dating, Tristan asked the question and Arlene said....  YES. 

Tristan saw pictures of the Moreno Glacier in a photo travel book and decided (drunkenly) that that was where he was going to propose.  A year later and after 9 months of traveling together, we were both standing in front of the one of the natural wonders of the world.  We watched the icebergs carve off the face of the glacier and loudly crash into the icy lake, for as long as Tristan could handle it.  He wanted to wait until they were alone, but in front of one of Argentina's most touristed sights, this wasn't going to be the case. 

Tristan eventually worked up the courage to pop the question and give her the ring.  Not gold and diamond, but a ring crafted by a local artisan from wood and turquoise, the real ring would come later.  Arlene was shocked and frankly Tristan was shocked at her shock, but she said yes without a moments hesitation.   Yay Us.

Traveling together doesn't afford much time to be secretive.  The day before Tristan had to manufacture an argument so he could get away, buy the ring, check us out of the dive hostel (bunk beds ain't as romantic as one might think) and into a fancier one.

After the proposal, we continued our fun by going onto the glacier.  We booted up with crampons and headed onto the blue ice.  The tour was amazing!  Highlighted by the fact it was the first thing we had done as a betrothed couple and topped off with a toast of single malt scotch over pure glacial ice.

Isoinspira says:
Yeah!! Congrats on the upcoming wedding:)
Posted on: Apr 19, 2007
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