Friday, September 25, 2009

Mosquito Camping



Camping in Florida can sometimes be a challenge. We try and camp when it's cooler. September's a little early in the camping season for me. We're still in the dog-days of summer during the month of Septmeber and it can be steamy. But there were sites available at Fort DeSoto! We love Fort DeSoto: sugar sand beaches, Australian pines, a long fishing pier, miles and miles of trails, camp sites right on the water and ocean breezes. It's a beautiful place to camp.

We didn't luck out with the site. We were on the lagoon side. Lots of heavy brush blocked the water from view, but apparently not from mosquitos. We've had a lot of rain and the shore and some of the woods were water logged. I have never seen mosquitos like I did last weekend--not even in Alaska.

We battled. Citronella candles, yard fogger, Skin-So-Soft. You name it and we probably sprayed it on ourselves or the camp. You couldn't walk through the grass without disturbing them. The mosiquitos lifted like helicopters on attack! Someone brought a fan to the dinner table, so we could blow them away. It worked nearly as well as the sprays.

Still, bitten and sunburned --we had a great time. We spent an amazing day at the beach. Inhaled "cheesy pouffs", took the boat to the beach's point, reveled in nature and laughed with friends. What's a few (million) bugs to all that? Nothing.

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  1. If there were blogs when I was young and I kept one....oh. the stories I could tell, and I think my blog would sound a lot like yours....thinking about the reason we are here....is their an afterlife, an eternity where we will all be reunited with God.....there would be snippets about the times we would go on day trips....to Bush Gardens, Disney, the beach, the zoo. We did them all and shared more than you or I will ever be able to pull out of our memory banks...but we did have so much fun. Through fevers, accidents, braces (for John), saying goodbye and praying we will all make it home for dinner (when you began to drive), being so proud at your accomplishments I could just burst, killing all the roaches in your dorm room when we took you up to Fl. State and then crying all the way home, knowing it would never be the same again.(Actually it got better). It is so nice to read you from your heart....to know that in your life you are experiencing so many of the joys and blessings of having close friends, a caring husband, and a good relationship with your son. God has blessed us all and I am very grateful. Love, mom

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