We took an easy hike next to his place. It was beautiful and buggy. Simmy was nervous crossing this bridge so Rory helped out. Simeon asked "Are you nice to me now!?!" She said yes but later let him know she would not be nice all the time. What a realist.
On our way home we took a side trip to my brother Uncle Russell's home. My kids love their uncles! Rory call his home a tree house which isn't too far from accurate. I wish I had taken a picture of his cabin!
On our way back Roger and Rory raced back to Russell's cabin. Roger went inside while Rory hid behind a tree to scare us when we got near. She did scare us but in a different way. Before we were close we heard her scream. And scream. And Scream! It takes a lot to get me worried, she screams all the time but this was scared or hurt or something. We guessed she saw a snake until she was not stopping screaming. She screamed and ran into the cabin.
I bolted after her and when I was close to his house I was hit, in the back, by something sharp. That clued me in that she was attacked by bees. I ran into the house and saw her on the floor grabbing multiple spots with Roger checking her out. I asked him to take out my stinger because it felt like something was in me. No stinger on Rory or me. By then the boys had caught up and we realized we were still under attack. Multiple bees were in the house and they were MAD! Roger got stung in his arm. No stinger. Rory was attacked again. Roger and Russell attacked and killed those bees. We won! Well not without wounds. Roger 1, Kelly 1, Rory 9. Here are 7 on her back. Yes I realize this is the 2nd nudey picture in 1 month.
What had Rory done? Apparently she stepped on a hive on the ground behind the tree. My photographer brother took this picture with my camera (Well technically Roger's work camera because I lost mine a year ago Remember?) He also saved the day by taking a stick and throwing her shoe out of the pile risking his own physical well being. She was desperate for her $5 shoe!
So what we have come to realize is that this was no bee but a yellow jacket that has a hive in the ground and does not lose its stinger or die when it stings. They are also obviously very aggressive. Aggressive except Russell has never had a problem with them before. Rory just happened to be in the wrong spot. This is the yellow jacket.
This is a bee. See.
We are so grateful that she is not allergic. I had a hard time falling asleep worried she would stop breathing. What would we do? We were deep in the forest with no phone service. She slept in in the morning causing me more worry. She was fine when she woke up though and we had some more good fun.
PS- this has been one of the hardest posts to write. All the words and few pictures were erased 3 times then I had fights with videos changing when I moved them. I also had words turn blue and become underlined which took some work. I think blogger is changing some things and has therefore made my life harder.