Hitch to NJ
In the summer 1976 at 15 years old, I had a friend also named Dale, he was dating a friend of mine who was the best friend of the girl of my dreams, Elaine. He said he was going to hitch hike to Seaside Heights, NJ to see his girlfriend Cheryl, he told me that Elaine was down there with Cheryl. (A few months earlier I had announced to my three good buddies Kevin, Jimmy and Brad that Elaine was the girl I was going to marry.) He asked if I would like to join him. I told my Mom I was hitch hiking to NJ, she said okay, bye bye. So we left Shelton, CT at about 8:30 pm and got to Seaside Heights at about 7am. We went to the beach and slept for a couple of hours before surprising the girls and the parents. I tried, but I could not get Elaine to pay me much mind. To this day she tells me she thought I came because I was interested in Cheryl….what?