It’s been dizzying to plunge so quickly from phone calls and email announcements into trying to pin down a date and a ceremony and reception site. But I’m finally following through on my promise to add more to Bob’s engagement post . . .
Many folks have asked whether the proposal was a surprise. I did suspect something was up during this camping trip because Bob was being especially romantic. In this picture, for example, he is carrying a boulder to lay down as a stepping stone so I wouldn’t get wet where our path crossed the stream. He also took responsibility for all of the cooking. Guys, take note: this is how to show a girl you’re serious!
But the actual moment of the proposal took me by surprise. Perhaps my reflexes were dulled by the rigor of what certainly ranks among the longest hikes of my life. When he asked me to sit up on a rock, I thought he intended to have me pose for a picture. It wasn’t until he got all serious down on one knee that I realized what was up.
Anyway, I’m tickled pink to be getting hitched, and to share with Bob this memory of a very special African proposal.
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