The 14-hour time difference and our busy, overlapping work schedules made daily communication difficult; however, it also made every email, Skype call, and FaceTime date so great. We celebrated my birthday, The One’s birthday, and Valentine’s Day over the Internet. The more we got to know each, the more we found our life goals and values are compatible!
A business trip brought The One back to the States in January. He would have a bit of free time and asked if I would join him. The catch: he was going to Fairbanks, Alaska- one of the coldest places in America. To make up for this, The One suggested we meet in San Francisco for a perfect weekend.The weather in California created a wonderful and romantic atmosphere for strolling on the Pier, bicycling over the Golden Gate Bridge to lunch in Sausalito, sightseeing via ferry and cable car, and indulging in incredible food, cocktails, and conversation. By the time we boarded the plane for Alaska, we felt as if we have known each other for years. When we landed in Fairbanks, the temperature was -32 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say, we spent most of the time indoors. Instead of dog sleds and a night under the Northern Lights, we caught a movie at the local theatre, ice skated at an indoor arena, enjoyed dinner with some friends, and watched a few football games. By the time we boarded the plane to return to our respective homes, we were already planning when we could see each other again.