On Our Last Full Day In Huaraz, I got down on my knee and proposed marriage to the woman I love, Marmelita. Did she accept? Read on…
Marmelita and I were exhausted by four long hard day trips in a row. This morning we slept in, ate a big breakfast, and went to the Huaraz Museum of Archaeology around 9:30. We found the museum to be small but interesting with displays of artifacts from several pre-incan cultures.
Our favorite part of the museum was the beautifully landscaped tranquil outdoor courtyard. It provides a setting for nearly 100 stone sculptures from the Recuay, Chavin, and Wari cultures.
Since the beginning of our Peru Vacation I had been looking for the best opportunity to propose formal marriage with Marmelita. Sitting in the shade of mature trees, on a quiet park bench with flowers gardens blooming beside us, birds chirping, and a fountain gurgling in the background created the most romantic setting in Huaraz.
I got down on one knee a little to the side and in front of her and said,”Marmelita, I’ve loved you for years, and I know you love me. Please, will you marry me?”
She said,”Bill, what is wrong with you? We are happy this way.”
“Marmelita darling,…my knee is hurting, Please say yes soon.” I begged.
She said yes and asked me to sit beside her before I hurt myself more. We hugged, we laughed, then we cried. Now we’re engaged, and we are happy.
We played in the court yard of the Huaraz Archaeological Museum for over two hours. We hugged, talked, planned, and listened to the birds chirp. I will never forget those happy hours.
Bill Grimes is a simple man associated with the tour company called Dawn on the Amazon.
Marmelita Flores is a complicated woman, also associated with the Iquitos tour company, Dawn on the Amazon.
Bill Grimes and Marmelita Grimes are happily married. To read more of the story of how they became married, click these links;