|The pictures below were taken from a park ranger at the moment of the proposal. The top picture was taken less
than a minute from when I dropped to my knees. The second pick below was five minutes later. Onomea Falls is
in the background.
The event almost never happened that day, as we were both tired from touring the parks on the East side of the
Big Island and visiting the city of Hilo. Sharyn had wanted professional pictures taken that day in the city, but I had
other plans! She grew frustrated and wondered why I was dragging her out to a rain forest park. She loosened
up once she saw how beautiful the park was. It was shortly before the park was closing (at 5pm) when I
convinced a park ranger to drive us to Onomea falls and take our picture (of my proposal of course). Sharyn was
caught completely by surprise as she expected me to maybe do it later in the year. She was even trying to pull me
up off of my knees to have our picture taken by the ranger (not knowing what I was trying to do). I ended up
messing my proposal lines while she was tugging away.... but she said yes once she understoond (a big reason
for her big smile in the first photo!). The time was approximately 5pm Hawaiian time.
|MAP OF THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII SHOWING LOCATION OF PROPOSAL AT ONOMEA FALLS AND
ALSO WHERE SHARYN RAN HER TRIATHA\LON AT KOHALA COAST.
|Onomea Falls are a part of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens on the Big Island of Hawaii. See the web
page: http://www.htbg.com/tour.html for information of the rain forest gardens where Dale proposed to Sharyn.
|THE ENGAGEMENT RING:
A marquee cut 3/4 carat ring with 1/4
carats in smaller diamond accents. Dual
white gold bands soldered together.