Ahh, remember the time we were in the middle of nowhere and got a flat tire? The car was on sand so the jack couldn’t lift the car. The screws holding the tire on must have been put on with a power tool and even our own body weight could barely budge them loose. Oh, then there was the fact that we were surrounded by forest and the worst mosquitos I’ve ever seen. Fortunately I had packed 2 raincoats which partially protected us. Unfortunately the screw to remove the spare tire was stripped and wouldn’t come out. Fortunately it was partially made of plastic and we were able to break parts enough to fit a screw driver and a wrench in and unscrew it. Finally I had the brilliant idea to place the board, and plastic carpeting that hides the spare tire, under the jack, and we were able to lift the car. While Matt did the heavy hard parts I fanned him with big sheets to keep the mosquitos off, still his head, feet and fingers are covered with bites. Poor guy. If it weren’t for the raincoats, I’m afraid we’d both need to be hospitalized for all the bites. No joke.
Other than that, things are gong great. And honestly, we were both so glad and realize it could have been a lot worse.
We’ve seen so many breath taking places. Matt took the above picture on the left. We waded out in the most tranquil, clear, perfect water, climbed a tall lookout point and erin and I spent several hours painting pottery. So yeah. Good vacation, even if just bit itchy and scratchy.