She had never been real outgoing. Today was going to test her adventure skills. “Are you all packed and ready Dawn,” her mother asked?
“Mom are you sure this is a good idea? We wont get lost?”
“Your Dad and I used to hike these mountains all the time. I am sure we will be fine. Relax it will be fun.”
Dawn was going on her first ever camping and hiking trip and she was worried. Worried about snakes and bears and starving. Her parents insisted they could catch fish to eat for the weekend. Dawn was not convinced.
“Maybe we should take a can or two of tuna to be sure we have food Mom.”
“Your Dad and I have always caught fish for us to eat and I am sure we will manage today.”
They packed all their gear into the back of the SUV and set off on their trip. It would take them 45 minutes to arrive at the park and then about an hour hike to get to the camping area they wanted.
Dawn was staring out the window with her headphones on listening to music. Her mom was talking to her dad about something when it happened. A semi driver in the opposite lane suddenly clutched his chest. He slumped over the steering wheel and jumped the median hitting them head-on. They never made it to the park, and they never would again.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – adventure