Under a perfect
blue Arizona sky, while picnicking along a hiking trail beneath majestic
Cathedral Rock in Red Rock State Park, Gary paused after two bites of
lunch. "Let's go for a walk, it's too nice to waste time eating."
Lindsay, suspicious since Gary never leaves a meal unfinished, let alone
a first course, slowly got up to follow Gary, who by now was already
walking away along the narrow trail. After a few seconds, Gary
abruptly stopped and wheeled around, almost knocking a two-ton boulder
over the adjacent ridge. Just as suddenly, he blurted out a proposal,
the rare Arizona air obviously going to his head. Completely
surprised, Lindsay was at a loss for words when out of the corner of her
eye she noticed a blinding beam of light coming from the direction of
Gary's hands. She looked down to see a blazing diamond in the ring
Gary was holding and finally, catching her breath, shouted "of course I
will," the echo reverberating endlessly across the vast canyon below.