Gary and Linda have been friends since 1983.
When Gary had a cabin-warming party in October of 2009, he invited Linda to come help him with his party. She came up the day before. They hung out, walked through Pine, went shopping in some antique stores, went to the local museum and out for dinner and drinks with a friend that night.
The next day, they shopped for the party, got the cabin set up and ready for the party and just enjoyed each other's company even more than before. We both saw each other in a different light.
They started emailing, talking on the phone every night and then had their first or second official date (still hasn't been decided) when Gary asked Linda to join him in Palm Springs for a car event.
They immediately fell in love beyond their close friendship and the rest is history.