A Stand up Guy takes a knee and gets the girl.
Here at Tahoe SUP, we enjoy sharing the notion that adventure can start in your own backyard. And we really enjoy seeing people defining that very notion, especially when our boards are the catalyst of endless possibilities.
Stacey Calkins was a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding last weekend and the reception was being held,literally, in Stacey’s backyard on the Spokane River in Washington. Exciting enough, right? Unbeknown to Stacey was that her boyfriend, Gary Quimby, had some plans of his own when he suggested the two take a little paddle on their Tahoe SUP Zephyr’s during the reception.
No big deal, as the couple hits the water behind their house almost daily and, minus the fancy attire and 100 guests, it would just be another serene sunset viewed from the standup paddleboards. But when Gary went down on one knee it wasn’t because he lost his balance, it was because he found it! He was proposing to Stacey. (yes, he had previously received the blessing of the new bride)
“I thought, Oh my! He is proposing to me, I better turn this board around and paddle over to him!”, beams Stacey. “It was such a sweet moment and I am so impressed that he chose to ask me to marry him doing something we both love to do. Of course I said YES!”