Marty and Liz left from Illinois to drive grandpa ‘dubs (Marty’s Jetta) to Redondo Beach, CA on December 26th, with a planned pit stop in Telluride, CO to go snowboarding with friends and celebrate his 24th birthday. They woke up on the morning of his birthday in Denver extra early so they would have time to stop at Loveland pass, where there is a sign to mark the continental divide.
As we turned off of I-70 on the highway 6, we both got increasingly nervous. Liz was nervous for the Jetta making it up the snowy switchbacks safely, while Marty was nervous for what he had planned at the top. When we reached the top, Liz recruited a snow bum to take their picture in front of the sign and Marty wondered how long it would be before the snow bum left them in peace.
We crossed to the other side of the pass and took in the gorgeous mountains while getting increasingly giddy on account of the altitude. Then Marty put his left hand in his coat pocket, told Liz that he still had another Christmas present for her, and got down on one knee to ask her to marry him.