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About Us

Hi! We are Nick and Marie West and we want to share our trip out west (from Detroit to Seattle) with you.

Who are you?


Hi, I'm Marie!

We are a happy (and a bit goofy!) married couple who have been living in Michigan and are now preparing for a move to Seattle in early July 2011.

We met in 2002 because of a random online chatroom invitation. We spent hours everyday talking online with each other and the rest of the online community we created (comprised of other online friends, as well as “real life” friends). In 2005, Marie decided to move from her home in the Seattle area to live with Nick in Michigan and we were married in 2007.

Why are you moving?


Hi, I'm Nick!

Nick was working on his B.S. in Computer Science at Wayne State University when Marie came to Michigan, so we planned on moving to Seattle after he graduated. Then, Nick was offered a full-time job at the university, which came with tuition benefits for Marie. So, Marie went to the university and also graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science. Shortly thereafter, Nick began looking for jobs out in Seattle and was offered a job at the University of Washington in June 2011. With only 2.5 weeks to prepare for the move, it’s certainly an adventure!

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