It was the summer before school of 2000. I was about to enter my sophomore year of high school when my life was changed forever. I never could have imagined what happened during that final weekend before school.
My best friend Dylan since the first grade and I decided we should do something adventurous before the start of school. The only problem was what we should do. The regular group of friends didn't like to do anything except play videogames and watch movies, but Dylan and I liked to do wild and crazy things sometimes. We enjoyed rock climbing and water skiing, but our friends never got involved with things of that sort. Now, Dylan and I liked video games and movies, but this summer we wanted to do something exiting.
As the first day of school was getting near, a senior at my school named Dave said to me, "Hey, you and Dylan want to come along on a camping trip with some of my friends. I immediately shouted out, "Yes, we sure would! I knew this was it, so I called Dylan right away and said, "Guess where we are going this weekend? and he said, "where? By the sound of his voice, I could tell that he was puzzled but yet very exited. So, I told him how Dave invited us on a camping trip with him and his friends. The trip was set for the weekend before school. This was only three days away, so we knew we had to ask our parents permission to go on the trip. They weren't exactly happy with it but they allowed us to go as long as we promised to be careful.
That night, Dylan spent the night at my house. We couldn't stop talking about how much fun we were going to have camping. The next day came along and we spent all of it packing clothes and anything else we were going to take along. The camp site we were going to is right along a river so we each brought our fishing poles with. Dylan also brought an inflatable boat that he had for