Nick and Carrie met one rainy day on Chicago's finest mode of transportation, the Purple Line! Carrie saw him sitting across from her on the train and wondered who wore Suede shoes in the rain, but that the guy that did was really handsome! Before she realized he had gotten off the train, she kept thinking how she wished she could have said something but nonetheless, she didn't. Once she got home she decided that she should look on a dating app she had downloaded and see if she could find the mystery man from the Purple Line. Nick popped up, they both swiped right and scheduled a date for a week later! The rest is history!
We went on a two week trip to Europe this September! After a week in Amsterdam, weekend in Berlin for Nick to run the Berlin Marathon and get a PR, we went to Switzerland for some hiking, relaxation and Carrie's birthday!
The first morning in Switzerland, Nick had planned the entire day start to finish. We hopped on an hour and a half boat ride that took us around Lake Lucerne and dropped us off at a Train Station in Alpnachstad where we got on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. Once we reached the top, we were on Mt. Pilatus with breathtaking views. We had lunch and hiked around the various hiking paths on Mt. Pilatus. We decided to purchase a tripod for the trip and set it up multiple times throughout our hike. Finally, Nick stopped and said, this is perfect here, lets get the tripod out and take some pictures with these views. We attached the tripod to a sign and took a few photos. Nick walked away and said he needed to "get something out of his backpack", so Carrie just turned away and took in the views. Moments later, Carrie saw Nick coming up on her left hand side and turned to face Nick just as he was kneeling down to propose. In complete shock, she of course said yes! Meanwhile, Nick is taking photos with the tripod to capture the entire moment! The rest of our time on Pilatus was spent Facetiming and calling Family and Friends!
Holland is on eastern time, so please be mindful that the ceremony is at 3:30 pm ET
There is a lot of road work and construction from Charleston, Chicago and Springfield. Please allow more travel time than normal to get to Holland.