I was visited him while he was stationed in California for the Army. We got up bright and early one morning and headed to a beach in Los Osas; it was empty! We sat and watched the waves and talked about our future, and how nice it was going to be when we could finally live together, instead of him being shipped around for the Army. He then pulled out the ring and said, "Will you be my wife?"
It was so "us!" It was not cliché, or too romantic - just simple, and perfect. I will never forget that sunny California day.