This picture pretty well sums up 1997. We met and we were carefree.
How did I meet her? I was forced to go to a Thanksgiving get-together with my roommate in 1996. I had nowhere else to go. I joined a game of pinochle (and I hated that game) but I wanted to play because she was playing. After that we started emailing and the rest is history. We started doing all sorts of fun things together, including day trips to the beach, like this one back in 1997.