Yosemite: In spring, whispers, vows and dinner on a rock
It's spring. Which means a young couple's thoughts will surely turn to ... the national park system. I was just in Yosemite, and you couldn't swing an empty canteen without hitting another beaming young couple. Here are pictures of three I met Monday, May 20, with their stories. Can you spot the former Marines? The Brits? The drummer?
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Glacier Point: He whispered something( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
At Glacier Point, where you can watch the sun set over Half Dome and Yosemite Valley, I found Brennan Cooper and Sarah Boston, all grins, both 27 years old, both from the Lake District of England, three weeks into a three-month U.S. trip. Said he: "We got together 8 1/2 years ago." Said she: "But we've known each other since, well, it would be kindergarten over here." They were first-timers at the park. Brennan had insisted they come up to Glacier Point, about 3,200 feet above the valley floor, for sunset. Then he leaned to whisper in Sarah's ear. "We were facing over here," she said, looking out over the valley. "And he whispered, 'Will you marry me?' Then he got down on one knee and whipped out the ring. I could hardly say no."