The 20 Minute Walk From Hell

Crabby decided we should take some kids and go watch the sunset at Lake Pleasant last weekend.

Being evening, and desert, I chose the most best behaved trail kids to accompany us.   Actually, by definition, Maude and Sarah are in that category, but not knowing how far we would be walking, I thought it best to walk them prior to leaving for the sunset venture.   The ladies aside, the best trail kids are Slugger the Stupid, Emmi the Sweet, Angus the Attentive and Marcy the Enigma.

We first stopped at McDonald’s for a fancy bagged dinner, and then made our way out to the Lake.  The “Lake” out here on the desert doesn’t necessarily mean a large body of water.  It only means we were on property considered within the boundaries.  We actually took a Jeep trail to an area that appeared safe and with far sight distances.

But looks can be deceiving…

Let me give you the pictorial version:

Imagine if you will suddenly finding yourself surrounded by 1000's of these bugs....
Imagine if you will suddenly finding yourself surrounded by 1000’s of these bugs….

 

The actual snake encountered.  Kudos to Crabby for actually taking the shot!
The actual snake encountered. Kudos to Crabby for actually taking the shot!

 

Not the actual creature encountered, but the only bee picture we own.
Not the actual creature encountered, but the only bee picture we own.

For a complete narrative of the disaster, please watch

 

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