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Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Little Story



Gulf Island National Seashore, Florida

   It was the end of a long day's drive and I was happy to find the that the Park Service campground had a few sites available.  And I was especially happy having just spotted my first alligator while pulling into this campground. With the prospect of stormy weather coming this looked like a good place to hole up for a day while the storm passed.  What could go wrong?  
   I had just parked and got "camp" set up which really amounts to hardly nothing. I heated a pot of water, brewed a cup of tea then stepped out to walk around a little bit.
   Right off I spotted this stone by the tree in camp that had all the appearances of a tombstone marker.  That's odd, I thought to myself.  I walked over to it and saw it was blank. Perhaps the writing is on the other side and I set about trying to flip it over with my foot since I had my tea cup in my hand.  When it flipped over the leaves stuck to it and so I brushed the leaves away with my foot. Huh, gold colored mud.  Then I realized it wasn't mud sticking the leaves to the stone, it was dog poop! Someone covered their dog's deposit with this stone and I now had "gold colored mud" on my shoe!





I was wearing flip-flops.





10 comments:

  1. Ha the discoveries while traveling makes very good stories.

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  2. Splendid!

    There is no possibility of a good end to this story!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Yek, what a story, gold mud! What did you do with your flip-flops, burried them at the tree?

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  4. You found treasure! Lucky you that you used your feet instead of your hands :)

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  5. Damn dog probably was surprised by an alligator--that definitely would scare the poop out of me.

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  6. I feel for you John... on most of my walks I always see plastic bags with dog poo in them. The owners pick up the mess while others are around then throw it when nobodies watching.

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  7. Sorry to hear that John.
    I wish everyone would pick up their litter.
    Peace :)

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