For my birthday, he promised to take me out. I said I would like a romantic dinner, and he said he knew of a place someone had talked about. But first, he had a surprise for me in the afternoon. “You’ll love it,” he said, and we drove up to Seattle. I wondered where he was taking me. The Space Needle? We’d only walked around the outside. We could be going anywhere. There were so many places we hadn’t been.