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Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Most Romantic Proposal

Romance lives!

Regular readers know niece Marcy from my comments about her and from her stint as guest blogger when I had to be away in the fall. In reading her posts, you learned of her love for travel and mountain climbing. You also read about how she met the love of her life who subsequently packed up and moved to the U.S. to be with her. (

Pretty romantic for starters.

The adventurous sweethearts spent their holidays in Africa with one of their goals being to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro together. Each had previously reached the summit at 19,340 feet, but they wanted to make the arduous, yet awesome climb together. (See photo above of Marcy’s first Mt. Kili summit.)

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the highest “walkable” mountain in the world.

We expected them to make the summit tonight (our time), but I received an excited call this morning from Marcy’s mom, Robin. They had completed the climb a day early. As Marcy, Dryden and the rest of their group stepped onto the summit, Dryden dropped to one knee and proposed. He then extracted an engagement ring from his pack and placed it on Marcy’s hand.

That must be the most romantic proposal I’ve ever heard. Dryden had already won Marcy’s heart. Now he’s certainly won the hearts of the rest of the women in the family.


Lacy said...

... and the rest of the women around the world, too. :)

Congrats to them! How romantic. *Sigh*

shannon wess said...

I'm certain the runner-up most romantic proposal goes to Hassan, the night before our wedding, after several weeks of me telling him I would not go through with it if he didn't ask me!

Ah, memories...

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