“Oh this spot is perfect! So glad you brought me here.” Cara squeezed Troy’s hand.
Troy put his arm around her and they walked across the bridge, finding a place under a tree to spread their checkered blanket for their picnic.
The aroma of the fried chicken coming from the basket that Tara carried, was making Troy hungrier by the minute. His mouth was watering by the time Cara pulled out the fried chicken and handed it to him. She had also included her wonderful corn bread muffins and pumpkin pie. His taste buds were doing the dance of joy!
“Thank you for being such a wonderful cook. Everything tasted great.” Troy said, as he finished off a second piece of pie. ” I can’t wait until we are married and I can eat your cooking every day! I think I may gain 20 pounds though from it.”
Cara laughed, “I am glad you enjoyed it, looks like you must have worked up quite the appetite. Sitting on a train must be hard work”, she teased, with a twinkle in her eye.
“Hey, riding a train does work up an appetite! I left early this morning, those scrambled eggs I had for breakfast only lasted for so long. They served coffee on the train, but that didn’t help to fill my stomach. It was a pretty trip through the mountains, seeing the leaves changing colors, brilliant shades of orange, red, and yellow! I looked out the window and dreamed of you. I may have dozed off some too, for 5 hours is a long ride. But the road to love is never too long!” Troy said, as he winked at Cara.
She blushed, and shook her head. “Oh Troy, maybe since it was such a long ride, I should let you nap and just go home.” She smiled and started to get up to walk away, but Troy grabbed her hand and pulled her back down beside him. “No, no, I am as rested up as I need to be. I have a whole day, before I have to return , and I want to spend every bit of it with you.”
Her hazel eyes sparkled as she snuggled closer against him.
“I can’t wait until we are married, and you don’t have to ride the train back and forth to visit me!” Cara sighed.
“Yes, the 5 hour commute gets long, and 24 hours goes by way too fast, but we can do our best to cherish the moments. So lets make them count! ” Troy replied, as he pulled her up, ” Lets go for a walk and tonight I may just have a special surprise for you.” Troy said with a glimmer in his sparkling blue eyes.
Cara wrapped her arms around him, “Do I get a hint?”
They started walking and Troy smiled as he said, “Its a full moon tonight, and I hear that surprising things happen when its a full moon.
Cara’s heart was full, with love shining out from it. She couldn’t wait for the full moon to shine.