AND to top that, I was attacked by a species of those vampire insects called Greenhead Flies aka Horse Flies!
Oh my Gott they are sooooo nasty and vicious! They are out for blood, bite hard and deep, and make you bleed! Seriously! And the Jersey buggers<(yep, pun) are huge! Have been known to carry off small animals and children. So, yeah, that last part was an exaggeration, but not by much.
And the after-itch just drives a person crazy. Well, if you weren’t already, that is.
And the bites are sore and did I mention ITCHY TO THE EXTREME!!!! *fidgeting sigh*
K, so other than that, vacation was fun. Did stuff. Saw stuff. Did the Shore thing, and the holy Jersey trinity- salt water taffy, fudge & soft serve on the way home.
And that’s where I’ve been all week.
Once, a couple years ago, I went with a group to The Wetlands Institute and did the trail walk. There was a breeze when going, walking along, humming, happily communing with nature, but that cool breeze had died down when returning....either that or the greenheads were just lying in wait, leading us to believe all's well UNTIL YOUR RETURN TRIP!!
Me and the person I hiked with just ran and flailed, wrestling the air in an attempt to keep them from landing and biting and after what seemed like hours, finally made it to the building. We then went up to the observation room and watched as the others from our group returned. It was pretty funny watching, when it’s not you being swarmed :) Yeah, that was kinda sadistic I ‘spose. >: ) Mwahahahaha!...hahaha....yeah.
K, I’m finished now, but might post photos later.