It all started with a frisbee. They were both on the Juniata College Ultimate team, and they didn’t even know each other’s names until Allison threw a frisbee at Gordon. After a few weeks of talking, Gordon finally asked Allison on a date to the local coffee shop. It was just your average coffee-shop-date until Gordon asked Allison if she felt up for an adventure in the snow... which Allison said yes to, of course. They drove into the woods and Gordon led Allison to a special place he had dug out of the snow earlier that day with dry firewood and s’mores. It was the sweetest and best date Allison had ever had, and that’s when she knew this guy was special.
After just a few months of dating, Allison and Gordon spent their summer breaks apart: Allison was in Italy, and Gordon in Peru. What kept them motivated was the week-long vacation in the Adirondacks waiting for them as soon as they got back in August, where Gordon helped Allison catch her very first fish!
Another year passed at Juniata, and Allison transferred to Messiah College. Luckily, the previous summer apart had prepared them for the long-distance to come. No matter the distance or reason, Gordon and Allison always made adventuring together a priority.
All of the adventures and time apart made Allison and Gordon more certain than ever that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, so Gordon bought a ring. He took Allison frisbee golfing, and after a great game, Gordon got down on one knee... and the rest is history.