Michael Douglas Talks Family Vacation With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Makes Kids Squirm With Proposal Story

Michael Douglas Talks Family Vacation With Catherine Zeta-Jones
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04/08/2016 AT 09:25 PM EDT

To Michael Douglas, the day he proposed to wife Catherine Zeta-Jones 16 years ago seems just like yesterday.

The happy couple recently took a trip to the Rocky Mountains, the very place Douglas got down on one knee.

"It was great!" Douglas, 71, told PEOPLE of his trip at the 5th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Benefitting MPTF on Thursday. "With the kids too. It was fun. We went back to Aspen, Colorado where I did propose to Catherine, New Years Eve 1999, so I would never forget it. It's very easy to remember."

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Though the actor was thrilled to share the fond proposal memories with his children with Zeta-Jones – Carys Zeta Douglas, 12, and Dylan Michael Douglas, 15 – the kids weren't as enthusiastic.



"To have the kids there – we went to the house where I was," Douglas said. "They let us in and everything else. I showed them where the chair was and they were like 'Ew, this is gross!' "

16 years ago, this was the spot where my husband proposed.

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Zeta-Jones was just as excited as her hubby, sharing snapshots of their family getaway.

"16 years ago, this was the spot where my husband proposed," the actress, 46, captioned a photo showing the couple posing amidst the Rocky Mountains.
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