Don & Stina's Wedding: 6.5.11

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By Stina

We met a little over eleven years ago while working together at Amazon. Don sat in the cube across from me and from the other side of the cube wall he would tell me about his kayaking adventures. Since going to college in Monterey CA,  I had been interested in learning to kayak – it seemed like a good way to get closer to the otters. When I heard that Don kayaked and that he owned several kayaks, I thought that maybe I should try to get to know him better.   Don was fun to work with and we became friends at work . I had to go retrieve him from the Ms. Packman game several times when our boss asked, “Where is Don?”  I would never tell where I had found him though and sometimes it was really hard to pry Don away from the game.

Then on Easter of 2001, Don invited me to a get together with a bunch of friends at Seward Park for brunch and a kayak lesson. That was our first date and my first kayak lesson! Don started taking me out kayaking and we started hanging out together more and more.  We had a lot of fun together, kayaking, hiking, exploring the NW, eating good food and drinking good beer.   Now, after ten years, we’ve become good paddling partners and even better friends.

I was right! Getting to know Don did get me closer to the otters. 😉

Don & Stina in our double sea kayak (OK, this is a pretty silly pic of me, but it's the only one I could find of us in the kayak together)


1 Comment»

  Laurel wrote @

so, now I want to hear Don’s version!

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