Ten Tips For A Great Beach Vacay
The Crash

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People ask how we met -- I was dating his best friend.

People ask about our first date -- beer and pizza at a Capitol Hill joint long since gone.

People ask how I "knew" -- We'd been dating six weeks. We were lying in bed and he started laughing. I asked what was funny and he said, "I can't tell you yet." Just like that, I knew he was going to ask me to marry him; just like that, I knew I'd say yes.

People ask how he proposed -- We were at my company party, enjoying the complimentary refreshing beverages. He said, "Do you want to grow old with me?" I, thinking he was just being romantic, said, "Yes, I do." He said, "I knew you'd look good with a ring on your finger." I suddenly realized that he had proposed and I had accepted!

People ask about our honeymoon -- We went to Ocean City and stayed in my parent's condo. We trolled for a restaurant and ended up at a Mexican joint. We had to sleep on the pull-out sofa in the living room, because the twin beds in the bedrooms just would not do.

Happy 29th Anniversary, Joe!

PS - The lovely and talented Kate and the lovely and talented Deb got it right. Beach tips 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 are all true -- thank you SonnyeBoy!