With our 20th wedding anniversary coming up, I decided to write about our love story. Please join me in the upcoming days as I tell A Summer Camp Love Story.
Need to catch up? Part 1--Our Love Story Starts with: A List; Part 2--A Girl on the Boys' Side, and a Boy on the Girls' Side; Part 3--A Dance...with a Promise; Part 4--Questions, Goodies, and Boat Rides ..........
Need to catch up? Part 1--Our Love Story Starts with: A List; Part 2--A Girl on the Boys' Side, and a Boy on the Girls' Side; Part 3--A Dance...with a Promise; Part 4--Questions, Goodies, and Boat Rides
Dawn and I had our boat dock routine down. We'd rush down, with just enough time to spread out a towel, lie down, and soak in several minutes of glorious sun before we'd hear the ski boat pull into the dock.
One day, however, Dawn made other plans. Earlier that morning, Dave had asked her in his classic evasive way...if he were to ask a certain girl out on a date, would she say "yes?" Dawn answered him, I'm sure, in her Southern drawl, and always clear in her communication--"Oh, YES. I am SURE she would!"
That was the day that Dawn wasn't able to join me on the dock. I don't even know if I understood at the time why. But, thankfully, I rushed down alone, waiting for a certain boat driver to appear.
After all the campers had rushed past me, Dave's shadow appeared over me and asked, "Hey! Wanna take a boat ride?"
Squinting up, and I'm sure blushing, I answered, "Okay!"
We rode mostly in silence that day, enjoying the sun and breeze kissing our cheeks. Dave pointed out some of his favorite sights along the ride. I'm sure he pointed out the brown cows that often cooled off along the chilly-water shore--the chocolate milkshake cows, he called them.
After a while, it was getting time to head back. Dave broke the silence with a question, "Hey. Would you like to keep driving this way and see the dam, or would you like to turn around and go on a night off with me?"
I was so nervous, all I could answer was, "Yes!!"
Dave told me later, that he was really HOPING I was answering "yes" to the night off together...because he quickly turned that boat around, and headed for the dock.
We had a date to get ready for.
To be continued...