My partner Sue and I had always wanted to travel to the west coast of America. When the day came for us to visit the Grand Canyon, I was like a cat on a hot tin roof! It had been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and when I saw it for the first time I was totally stunned! There are not enough words to describe that first view. I had a lump in my throat, I was covered in goose bumps and the tears ran down my cheeks. The Canyon is so vast, the way that it is formed, the changing colours of the rocks, it was just gobsmacking! I will never forget that sight for as long as I live.
On the final evening in San Francisco, our group ate at a restaurant on Pier 39. After a lovely dinner, Sue seemed pre-occupied and before I knew it, she got down on one knee and proposed! I said yes! Everyone cheered. It was the perfect ending to a perfect holiday.
This was definitely the best trip of my life and I will never forget a moment of it.
Sarah Smith - Best of the West