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.
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.
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.