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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Manic Monday - Bite


Last year our county had 160 cases of West Nile virus. This year - none reported. They did an aerial spraying and I guess it worked, thank goodness!

One summer, while the kids were at church camp, hubman and I sneaked off for a few days. We
camped up at Twin Lakes, which is close to Bridgeport - or 90 miles north of Mammoth. We decided to go fishing in the Bridgeport dam spillway, where large trout were rumored to hang out. Casting your line into the fast-moving water and then keeping it out of the rocks was very tiring, so I sat down on some rocks. Boy, did I ever regret that move! I must've had 25-30 humongous bites on my butt and upper thighs. I itched my way all through Yosemite! It is SO hard to have those kinds of bites on your rear end and be in the public eye! And once you scratch, you know what happens...you can't stop scratching!


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9 comments:

Villager said...

Happy MM! I truly hate to get bitten by mosquitoes ... Blue Nile notwithstanding!

I invite your blog readers to see my tribute to the Black Vampires!

peace, Villager

earthlingorgeous said...

ah the dangerous bite here in Philippines we call that the dengue, many have been dead because of that mosquito bite. So deadly! Great take on the theme!

Lois Grebowski said...

There could be one mosquito in the universe and it would fund me...

Hate those things...

Corina said...

I guess that was your punishment for sneaking away while the kids were gone! ;)

Gayle said...

Normally, the mosquitoes are insane here, but this summer was such a mild one. I was very thankful for that as I have kids who will scratch until they bleed!
The White House

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What Lois said. They all found me last weekend. I've got bites all over the place. Yikes. Have a great day Gracie. Big hug. :)

Linda said...

Having been to Yosemite years ago and remembering exactly how big it is, I'd have to say that you scratched a lot if you scratched your way through it! You poor thing!

Definitely not the kind of bite I'd be yearning for!

Travis said...

GAH! Mosquito bites are rotten!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

ha ha ha, yup, i know those itches...

smiles, bee
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