The Tale of a Winter Wonderland
The Romance of Night Butterfly and MrRogersNghbor
In October of 2004, a seed was planted that would forever change the course of history. Although Night Butterfly and MrRogersNghbor knew each other as children, it had been many moon since they last had seen. Both had grown, and matured, and blossomed. It would take several more years, but that spark would eventually grow to a full fledged romance and friendship. The two would experience great joy and hardship together growing evermore close. In the fall of 2008, MrRogersNghbor set forth a plan that would lead to a marriage proposal. This cache is the story of that proposal.
MrRogersNghbor had known for a long time how he planned to propose. It was only a matter of finding the right moment. A personalized cache with a clever theme would be the perfect fit.
MrRogersNghbor decided that since Night Butterfly loved the enchantment of winter and Christmas, he would create a Winter Wonderland theme. It would be a two-stage puzzle cache that would involve the use of poetic clues to get to the final destination. There would await Night Butterfly's Christmas present and an extra special surprise. Night Butterfly knew that she would find her Christmas present in the cache, but little did she know what she would find after reading the log. MrRogersNghbor planned for this to take place on the 23rd of December, 2008.
So alas, on December 23 of 2008, MrRogersNghbor set his plan in motion. Night Butterfly managed to find her way through to the final cache. She opened the cache container discovering two tickets for a romantic dinner and show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to see The Producers. Then, as she opened the log, she read these lines:
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.
It was at this time, that MrRogersNghbor pulled out the ring, got on one knee and proposed. Night Butterfly was able to get out a yes in the midst of crying and jumping up and down. The two embraced before exiting GZ to spread word of the news.
MrRogersNghbor and Night Butterfly were married on the shores of Lake Superior on June 27th of 2009.
The Following is the original clue given to Stage 1:
Just over three years ago,
we met anew.
Our eyes met
and a seed was planted.
Go to this place
and there you'll find
a wintry wilderness.
Under the guard
Thanks to Dances With BeeHives for his assistance in being able to place this cache.
of a watchful bear
lies the clues you'll need
to send you on your way.