Jeremy was born and raised in Hawaii, while Erica was born and raised in Boise Idaho, talk about very different parts of the country. If it wasn't for them both deciding to leave their home states in 2008 their paths would never have crossed.
In 2008 Jeremy was living and working in Honolulu, Hawaii. Although Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the country he felt that it was time to move on. There were a few West Coast cities he thought about moving to, but decided that Seattle would be an easy adjustment since he had family and friends in the area. So in July 2008 he packed up his life in Hawaii and made the move to Seattle.
In 2008 Erica was living and working in Boise, Idaho. At that time Erica felt she would have better work and social opportunities moving to a bigger city such as Seattle. Fortunately Erica's boss in Boise had some contacts in Seattle so he was able to help her find a job easily. In July 2008 she drove to Seattle to start a new life.
Events and Adventures
After a few months Jeremy was finding it hard to meet new people in Seattle. Since he worked from home it was hard to meet new people. So in January of 2009 he joined a group called Events and Adventures. His goal was not to meet anybody special, just to make some friends in the Seattle area. Over the next few months Jeremy was able to make some great friends.
Erica also had a hard time finding new friends in the Seattle area, she had a few friends in the area and one of her friends decided to join Events and Adventures. In August of 2009 Erica decided to join Events and Adventures and see if she could meet some new friends.
The first time Jeremy and Erica met was at an Events and Adventures mingle at a bar called Barca in Capitol Hill. Although they didn’t talk much that night they did exchange information to find each other on Facebook. At the end of the night Jeremy’s friend Reggie told Jeremy to go after Erica, looks like that advice turned out to be pretty good.
The first time Jeremy and Erica really had a chance to talk was at a different Events and Adventures event a month later. The conversation started with Erica giving Jeremy grief that her college football team (Idaho Vandals) beat his college football team (Hawaii Warriors) that year in football. The conversation carried on from there and Erica ended up joining Jeremy and his friends for dinner after the event, then Jeremy gave her a ride home after dinner.
After having their first real conversation, Jeremy and Erica traded a few Facebook messages for the next month and decided to get together for dinner on November 20, 2009. That night they ended having dinner at a Pho restaurant on Capitol Hill followed with some ice cream at Molly Moons. After dessert they both got a text from their friend Reggie about going dancing that night, so they ended up meeting up with some friends (and their friend Laura's mom) for the rest of the night. At the end of the night they decided to go on a second date sometime soon. And the rest is history…