It started off a nice walk. The foliage here in Gulfport is really thick and of course you have the humidity. As Lan and I walked the trail the path was covered in Magnolia tree leaves. Magnolia is the state tree/flower of Mississippi. The trees were mostly done blooming by this time.
The trail was a nice, easy one only lasting about 20 minutes. We were halfway done when all of a sudden we were attacked by a horde of mosquitos. “There must be still water somewhere.” Lan said, and we picked up the pace, trying to out walk the mosquitos. But they kept attacking, and one even flew into my eye. That’s when we really picked up the pace and were almost running the rest of the way.
By the time we reached the end of the trail I had 20 mosquito bites that were already itching. How many mosquito bites did Lan have? One. When we got home the mosquito bites were swelling and I was shocked at how quickly they had swelled up. The next few days I had to constantly put on anti-itch cream. I learned my lesson, do not go on walks without bug spray. The last thing you want to do is mess with the state bird of Mississippi-the mosquito.