A couple months back, Alex, Afton, and I took a little excursion to the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on a Saturday afternoon. We found a birding trail and set out for a peaceful nature walk.
We saw some pretty flowers as expected, but soon, things got a little creepy.
There were SPIDERS.
Now, I am not especially afraid of creepy, crawly creatures, and I have seen spiders on nature trails before (including this time last year), but this time, it was a bit crazy how many there were.
We turned left...
We turned right...
There were massive webs stretching completely across the trail, and they were hard to see, so we accidentally walked straight into them several times. By the time we realized how hazardous this was going to be, we had gone too far to turn back.
Our meandering quickly gave way to shouting, pointing, leaping, and ducking. It was quite the obstacle course! I was a little creeped out, but not enough to quit taking pictures. ;)
We survived! And we've had some fun adventures since, so stay tuned for two (at least) blog posts about our October fun. I promise they'll be cuter and less creepy. :)