The Deans had utilized the site a half dozen times, including, in December, the council-sponsored full moon nighttime outing, followed by a dip in the town's hot spring pool.
The two planned an outing the next day at the Jersey shore and wanted to get an early start.
Felipa left them to their family outing and returned to the house.
She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
Amid forced conversation, the group plodded their way through shrimp, chicken, and enchiladas to dessert—fried ice cream—but if the Deans thought this final outing would be a celebration, they were mistaken.
While the theft of the bone cast a pall on the upcoming activity, the anticipation of an outing in the mountains helped brighten their mood.
This evening outing was a perfect opportunity to show Katie what she could gain by moving back with him.
Yet when he went to Manchester on a brief political outing two years before, he was received with such acclaim as he had never known in his life.