How did you meet your significant other? Did you meet online? At a party? Through mutual friends perhaps? Or just happened to be at the same place, at the same time and got to talking? Was it anything how you would have expected to meet your soulmate? I can tell you one thing, I definitely didn’t expect meet my soon-to-be hubby the way that I did. You’re probably thinking Just get on with the story already so with further or do, here is my crazy, embarrassing, fun, totally unexpected how we met story.. There are a lot of details, and that night was definitely a blur, so bare with me as I try to tell you everything as far as I can remember. So, I guess you can consider this a ‘met through mutual friends’ thing. My friend, (we will call her Jane) And I were at the river one day. It was the last day of February, maybe 70° outside with the river water temperature ranging in the 40’s. To us Arizonians that’s quite cold. So, as we were soaking up some sun on the rivers beach area, she randomly asked “Do you want to go eat with me and my friend Douglas?” I told her I had to think about it because first, I didn’t know him and didn’t want it to be super awkward. And second I didn’t know if he cared that I went because they had made plans for just the two of them. So we leave the river and drive back to my house. We change into normal clothes and she says he is going to be picking her up soon. She really wanted me to go so I agreed to it. She texted him my address and next thing I know he’s picking both of us up from my house. She gets in the passenger side and me in the back seat. We drive to the town over, that’s about 15 minutes away, to go to a restaurant called ‘Casa Serrano’. The waiter seats us next to a window and takes our order. I ordered an enchilada plate from the kids menu, and I remember only taking a few bites of it. For some reason I felt really nervous eating in front of this cute stranger I didn’t know. And at this point I was really thankful for the window seat, it gave me something to look at to avoid awkward eye contact. The moment became a little less awkward though when Jane pointed out that her food was shaped like a penis. We all laughed a little about that. When we were done eating we got back in his car and as we were stopped at a red light, we were trying to decide what to do next. There isn’t much to do in the City we live in, So Douglas asked “You guys want to go to Vegas?” We all kind of sat in silence for a few seconds not sure if he’s being serious. Mind you, it’s about 8 P.M. and Vegas is a 2 hour drive from where we live. “I’ll go to Vegas.” I reply. I’m not really sure what I was I thinking at this point, going to Vegas with my best friend and a complete stranger, late night, and having to drive back to town. “Okay.” Jane said after some thought. So we all agreed to go, and we were soon on our way to Las Vegas, Nevada. So after the 2 hour drive, we arrive in Vegas around 10 P.M. We first decided we needed to find a place to park, so we drove into the parking garage of the Casino New York New York. We get out and walk down to the strip. I believe the first place we went to was M&M world, which is also where we decided to look up prices for a hotel room. We wanted to have fun in Vegas and didn’t want to have to make the trip back to Arizona that same night.We booked the room and then decided we needed some alcohol in our systems since we were going to stay the night here. And that is when the craziness started to happen… sorry to cut it short but there’s a lot that happens next. If you enjoyed reading this and is curious about what happens next, stay tuned for Part 2. It only gets better.