Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Engagement

On November 2, 2007 we drove just south of San Francisco and went here:

Which is, as you can see, a mountain lion habitat. We didn't see any mountain lions but Clay said that if a mountain lion did come along he would fight the lion. Susan said that she would rather Clay just back away with her and he said he would actually rather do that as well.
So, knowing what to do in case of lions, we walked around the lake without fear and sat down in front of the lake. Clay then recited this sonnet by Mr. William Shakespeare:

Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their bodies' force,
Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure;
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away and me most wretched make.

And presented this ring!

And asked for Susan's hand in marriage.

And she said yes!

Here is Clay being engaged. (there is a picture of Susan being engaged but her hair is not acceptable in it.)

Fortunately, we are still engaged the next day! Here is Susan being engaged:

Here we both are; we are engaged.
Then we went to see Clay's friends

and to the Redwood Forest

The only thing left out of all that is that we had our engagement lunch with Rob Reich at a burrito place in the Mission. It was very good. Susan had a shrimp burrito and Clay had a chicken quesadilla.