When Pengvin decided to propose to Samm99, he wanted to make the day special and to involve geocaching, which had originally brought the couple together, in some way. Living in California, it was difficult to for him to arrange too much locally, though, and since his entire trip to Silverdale was to be a surprise to Samm99, even relatively simple things, such as ensuring that she would be dressed appropriately for a marriage proposal when Pengvin made his appearance in a suit, raised difficulties. In the end, the idea of a Wherigo cartridge - with certain things done both virtually and in real life (including changing into nice clothes and picking up flowers at the florist) seemed to solve most of the issues.
After some research into Wherigo writing tools, Pengvin found one he liked and began writing a fairly simple cartridge. Mainly the cartridge is of the form "Go to spot 1. Pick up virtual object 1 which unlocks spot 2. Repeat." There are a few little extras that were added, though, to make the cartridge a bit more interesting.
The cartridge can be downloaded from the 'Related Web Page' link above or here.
While the actual site of the proposal is unavailable for a physical container, when a similar location opened up due to the archiving of another cache, Pengvin & Samm99 decided to share a version of this cartridge with the geocaching community.
The start point of the cartridge has been moved from Samm99's house to the hotel at which Pengvin stayed - which is also a bit closer to the other zones in the cartridge. In fact, this cartridge can be done on foot - at a fairly leisurely stroll Pengvin and Samm99 were able to complete this version of the cartridge in about an hour during which they traveled 3 miles - but the zones are quite large and it was originally intended that the cartridge could be done without leaving one's vehicle (except for the site of the proposal).
This cartridge will lead you to the original proposal site, but unlike Samm99, you'll need to go to one more location after that to find the container. The initial contents of the cache are a mini-penguin, a Samm99 path tag and an unactivated trackable coin for the FTF. There is not enough room in the container for a pen, so bring your own to sign the log.
We hope you enjoy this little piece of our history.