Saturday, February 23, 2019

600 in NOLA!

Gondolier Roberto runs his operation in a beautiful park in New Orleans.
He's committed to the job - so much so that he's modified his boat to fit under the lowest bridge on his waterway.

A man who has truly answered the "calling" of this job, 
Roberto did something I wish I'd had the good sense to do...
keep count of things.
In this case: proposals.
From Florida to Alabama to Louisiana, this gondolier has kept on rowing...and kept on counting.

In July of 2014 I posted about his milestone of 300.

Yesterday he reached the big 600.
Six hundred marriage proposals, all on his boat.

A big congrats to Roberto, and also to the couple.
They met in church, traveled out from Virginia for Mardi Gras,
Roberto didn't know it was going to happen until the gentleman was reading something serious and reaching for a ring.
"When I saw him reading the message, 
I knew what was about to happen"

Six hundred proposals on one gondola.
This really is a cool job.

I highly recommend reading the previous post "NOLA 300"
It gives some good background on Roberto and his operation.

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