The Proposal

We had made plans to drive to San Francisco for the Fourth of July weekend to spend the holiday with Carole’s brother and his family there. On July 3rd, on the way up the coast, we stopped in Cambria – which is more or less halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Phil suggested we go on a short hike/nature walk along the bluffs. It was beautiful:

This was shortly before Phil proposed.

This was shortly before Phil proposed.

As we were hiking, Phil was looking for the perfect spot to propose.

A view from the trail where Phil and Carole got engaged

A view from the trail where Phil and Carole got engaged

By the time we got to the end of the trail, he decided they were all perfect, and that he would do it the first time they stopped on the way back down the trail. Which was here:

The spot where Phil proposed

The spot where Phil proposed

View of the spot from space

View of the spot from space

Phil got on one knee and asked Carole to marry him. She said yes. It was a lovely, perfect moment. And here is the ring:

Carole's engagement ring

Carole’s engagement ring

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