All Maria Smith wanted was to ride on a motorcycle and cruise around Hawaii.
Instead she found her soulmate.
"I knew I wanted to go for a ride around the island on a motorcycle with someone but never thought it would be more than that," she said.
Maria, who at the time was on vacation with friends, would flag her future hubby down when she spotted him riding a cruiser.
He slowed down and she jumped onto his bike.
"We spent the rest of my week there together. He showed me all the cool beaches and we got to know each other more," Maria said. "When I left the island we had plans to connect, but realistically I wasn’t sure if that would happen."
Well it did, and this year the couple will celebrate their 10-year anniversary.
Congrats to the Smiths! They have two children and have been Livermore residents since 2007.
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