JANUARY 14, 2014 - THEY MET
Mikael and Faelyn met for the first time on January 14, 2014 at a Geocaching Event in Napa, CA. She had just moved to the area a few months before due to work, and this was her first Geocaching event since she began Geocaching again.
The event was GC4W0NP - F.R.O.G.S. First event of 2014 in NAPA.
MAY 13, 2014 - BATTLE OF THE GPSR'S
On May 13, 2014 Mikael and Faelyn attended another Geocaching event together in Cordelia. She had just gotten a new GPSr and wanted to show it off. This cute boy, Mikael, was sitting next to her holding his GPSr, and it looked similar. Faelyn sparked the conversation by asking to see it, and what it was. He had a Garmin Montana, she had a Garmin Monterra (Her's had android on it!). She was excited because she thought her's was better... :-P
That event was GC539VD - F.R.O.G.S. MAY EVENT.
JULY 19, 2014 - HE STOLE HER HEART
On July 19, 2014 Faelyn drove up, by herself, to Yosemite for a Geocaching Clean Up event at the park. Very late that evening Mikael and his friend came up together for the same event. Faelyn began to take a bit more notice of the boy she first met back in January, and over the next few days they found over 70 Geocaches together.
On the way home from Yosemite Faelyn followed Mikael and his friend through the Sonora Pass and found several more Geocaches before stopping in Sonora to find one more. Faelyn knew that Mikael's friend was going to have to backtrack home after dropping Mikael off in Cordelia. So she decided it would be a good idea to get to know him more by offering to drive him the rest of the way home - to save his friend the trouble, of course.
Mikael said yes, and they spent the entire drive talking about themselves, their hobby, and their lives up to this point. It's safe to say Faelyn fell for him.
That event was GC4Y868 - Yosemite Summer VIP/CITO Event: Tuolumne Meadows.
6/28/2015 - HE POPPED THE QUESTION
After almost a year together, having moved in with each other in Vacaville, and moved again into Elk Grove, Mikael and Faelyn spent some time talking about the future. They both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. So on June 28, 2015, Mikael put in place a plan to take Faelyn on a Geocaching trip around their new town of Elk Grove.
He had planned all the specific Geocaches for the day, and made sure everything was just right. To throw off suspicion his friend Jimmy came with them to find all 14 Geocaches.
Everything was fairly normal, Faelyn was the driver, Mikael was the Navigator, he had all the Geocaches loaded onto his Garmin Montana, and was logging them all as they were found. Nothing was out of the ordinary, minus his navigation skills seeming to be a bit off as they backtracked around Elk Grove several times.
In all they found:
GC313CX - Waterman #5
GC1ZZQ0 - I Was There
GC58042 - LTF
GC5DZZK - Luxo Jr.
GC4FZD6 - Yiayia's #1 - Lil' Bill's Cache
GC5E1MP - Ouija
GC2Q94V - Ummm Beer - Elk Grove
GC47FKG - My one and only
GC44A4P - Anatopism
GCQ52X - Return of Elk Trout Snout
GC2T81K - Rootkerplosion
GC4KD56 - Yiayia's Park Series #4
GC1PDVT - Mall of the future
GC4P5NY - Eagl3eyes' Creation
It was not until they returned home and Faelyn started to work on logging all their finds did she noticed what they backtracking all day was about. He was trying to find them in order, to spell out "WILL YOU MARRY ME". When she noticed she called him out to the living room and asked if he had something to ask her. He said, "Do you want to get married?" and she said, "YES!"