Melting Pot. Have you been there? Oh, it's so good! It's a fondue restaurant that offers so many different kinds of fondue that you'd have to go everyday for about a month to try all of them out. I'd be willing to do that, by the way, if I had a Melting Pot close by my current home but, alas, the closest one is almost 3 hours away.
We ended up being way early for our reservation because he was worried about traffic and being late (at least that's what he told me) so we had to figure out something to do to pass the time. The Melting Pot is right down the street from the Seattle Center so he asked me if I wanted to go up in The Space Needle as he hadn't been up there since he was very young. I agreed and off we went.
When we got to the top of the Needle we started walking around the observation deck just looking at the beautiful Seattle skyline. I grew up just outside of the city and always have loved the picturesque nature of the Seattle area. Mountains in one direction, water in another. On a sunny day, it can be one of the most beautiful sights to behold. This afternoon was one of those perfect days. We walked around the 360 degree observation deck just, well, observing. When we got to an area where there was no one around, my boyfriend grabbed my hands and said some, if I could remember them I'm sure they were romantic, words then he got down on one knee and asked that amazing question "Will you marry me?" Now, this wasn't any surprise because we had been talking about marriage for a few months but for some reason it came as a surprise, a wonderful surprise! I, of course, said yes. The funny thing was that we had people inside the space needle watching and when we hugged and kissed they started banging on the window and clapping! It was such an unforgettable moment.
After the proposal we went down to the bottom of the needle where the gift shop was and purchased a little memento of the occasion. From there we went and shared a glass of wine in a little bar. I still have the cork from that bottle! We made our reservation at The Melting Pot and enjoyed a delicious meal. 11 months later, we got married! The End.
P.S. This is post #200! What a day to celebrate for a multitude of reasons!