Day 10, Happy Anniversary
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Today, fifteen years ago, I asked Jacomien if she would be my girlfriend. We'd been dating for a while, denying anything was going on between us, but on 20 November 1994 I thought there was no more denying. So, I popped the question. Fortunately, she said, "yes"! :) It would take another seven years and seven months before we would get married, but try to explain that to a Cuban, LOL.
The day started off with a good luck sign; we saw a rainbow. We were taking it easy in the morning in our room and we were both still dressed in… well, nothing actually, when there was a knock on the door immediately followed by the sound of the door opening. My wife was in the bathroom and I was in the middle of the room doing nothing in particular. I didn't find it necessary for the porter to see us in our Adam and Eve costume, so I hastily put on my swimming trunks.
Earlier this week We had made reservations for dinner tonight and a few days later I went back to the reservations desk to arrange a surprise for Jacomien. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a cake with text as dessert. I explained the reason why I wanted the cake and apparently the lady at the reservations office took note and passed on the information to the management.
The day went by smooth and uneventful, we had a beach day for a change.
In the evening we went to the Conucu Restaurant, traditional Cuban cuisine.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted with the warmest hospitality imaginable and the staff had decorated our table with rose petals for the occasion. How lovely! After a few minutes came our second bottle of champagne of the day, again courtesy of the hotel.
I won't bother you too much with our courses but will tell you this: my traditional Cuban soup, containing potato, pork, beef, chicken and some scarce vegetables was lovely and so was Jacomien her shrimp cocktail with pineapple. Starters were followed by turkey breast with mushroom sauce and rice with black beans for my wife, while I had ½ a grilled lobster.
The dessert looked nice on the menu, but I had arranged the cake of course. My wife was indeed surprised when it came to the table and we both enjoyed it to the fullest. It was a fairly large cake and we wouldn't be able to finish it, so we donated the larger part of our cake to the kitchen and restaurant staff, for having taken such good care of us.
When we walked back to our room, the moon was out. It was the perfect ending of a perfect day.