The Best Day

We are getting MARRIED!!!

I arrived in California late Thursday night May 19th. We woke up early Saturday morning and Zach told me that he had something planned, but I wasn’t sure what it was. The ride to wherever we were going seemed like forever, and the only thing I knew was that we were headed north. We arrived to a helicopter pad in Long Beach, CA, around 10:30, and at this point I knew that we were headed to Catalina Island.

Funny story, early that morning I showed Zach that my Facebook memories showed that we went to Catalina Island on that exact day 7 years early! Our high school senior trip was to Los Angeles. We spend about 6 days visit many of the main tourist locations, and on that particular day our class took a ferry to Catalina Island where we spent the day. Zach and I went biking around the island and parasailing. He went snorkeling while while I rented a golf cart with friends and rode around the island. I had always hoped that Zach and I would travel back to the island together… little did I know that it would happen during this trip.

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The helicopter ride was incredible. It was amazing to experience what Zach does everyday. After about 20 minutes, we landed on the island and took a cab to the main part of town. The cab driver dropped us off at an ATM so that Zach could get some cash. While I was waiting outside for Zach, standing a few feet away from me was a group of guys that looked like they were trying to decide what they were going to do next. I realized that standing in the middle of the group was Miles Teller! Immediately, my stomach dropped and I got extremely nervous, as I tend to do when I see celebrities. Should I ask for a picture with him? No, because he was with a bunch of guys and that would be awkward, plus he had a hat and sunglasses on and it seemed like he didn’t want to be recognized. After a few minutes I snapped a picture and as soon as Zach came out of the store I ran up to him to tell him. He didn’t believe me. Zach and I went to grab some brunch and sitting right behind Zach sat Miles. I secretly snapped another picture. With his hat and sunglasses on Zach finally recognized him. After we ate and left the restaurant, I told myself if I saw him on the island again I would ask for a picture. I never saw him again, so I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

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Anyways… After brunch we walked around the town a little bit and decided to rent a golf cart and ride around the island. We rented it for the maximum amount of time for 2 hours, and they told that we would be able to see the whole island in an hour. Since Zach isn’t 25, I had to rent the golf cart… haha I know he wasn’t happy. We spent the first loop around the island trying to see what looked familiar from 7 years ago when we biked the island. Here are some picture from the first loop around the island:

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During our second loop around the island we decided that we wanted to find some cliffs or trails to walk on. We finally found a secluded trail and it took us to a beautiful overlook.

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This was the spot that Zach asked me to be his wife. 7 years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed that I would be getting engaged on this island!

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I was too happy and zoned out to remember the rest of the ride around the island.  IMG_3168

We closed the trip by taking the ferry back to Long Beach, CA. My flight leaves in a couple hours and Zach has already gone to work, but as I am typing this I realize that I’m not sad about leaving because I know that this chapter of long distance will soon end.

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We have a date set and I am unsure of how many times I’ll be back before the wedding, so we snagged a photographer and got our engagement pics done. Here are a few…

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