It was Emily’s 20th birthday and of course she kept saying that she didn’t want to do anything special. Her parents told her that they would just take her out to dinner with me to her favorite Indian restaurant in town. They came to pick us up and we headed to the restaurant, where I had 10 take away orders waiting for us. We grabbed those and then headed to Allan’s Beach, as Emily began to piece together what the evening would actually be. Everyone was waiting at the beach for us, with logs set around a blazing campfire. We all spent a few hours there as the sun went down and the waves moved closer.