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.