As we were waiting ( I think impatiently ) for the others to arrive , we watched the sun going down and all the other people leaving . It was finally dark we had a small fire burning for light , we also had set up a couple of tents as we had planned to spend the night . The night was as good as they came in 1978 , warm and the sky was filled with stars ,being out in the country where there wasn’t much for lighting at night , it seemed you could reach up and touch the stars . The wind was blowing just enough to keep the bugs away . The moon danced on the water as the branches in the trees overhead blew lazily in the breeze. The moon lit the outside just enough to see , as it looked almost to make things glow.
Earlier in the day , while we were riding around town on our bikes we had spoken with a few girls and had made plans for the night . I hadn’t spoken with Mary , however I did speak to her best friend and she was going to bring her along. My friends had spoken with their girlfriends and it seemed they were all coming as well . We also had to come up with some tents for our gang to sleep in . Mike , I and the rest of our clan had backpacks full of fishing gear , tents , things to drink and a little food . We had planned on staying at the wayside for a couple of days as long as the weather would hold out .
A few of us had walked up the creek a small bit to see if we could catch a few fish . I loved to catch fresh water perch , they were plentiful in northern New York and easy to clean . We were having pretty good luck in a short amount of time as we had caught five nice sized fish already . We were ogling our recent catch when we all saw the headlights in the distance , It had to be them . My heart started to race a little as I pictured Mary in my mind , she was so beautiful in my eyes .
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