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A little background information to set the scene..
I was 18-19 years of age when this took place. I was living in central Florida with my husband (now my ex) and my son, who was around two years old. It was a hot summer day and we had stopped at a Dairy Queen to get a bite to eat. Good thing, too. It would be quite a while before our next food.
We decided to take a drive in and around the Ocala National Forest. Whenever we (I) saw an interesting side road, I'd say "Oh.. let's see where THAT one goes." Unfortunately I made the wrong call at one turn.
(I'm getting to the legend part..)
The road we took was very sandy and about a mile in the car got stuck. As in sand up to the axles. Night was falling and neither of us really wanted to walk out to find help.
(Here comes the legend part. Aren't you excited?)
You see there were quite a few legends (told ya so) about the Ocala National Forest back then. There still may be. Anyway.. one was that there were moonshine stills back there. That revenuers went in and never came back out. There was also a rumor that Big Foot had been spotted more than once.
This is why we didn't want to walk out with night coming on fast. We resigned ourselves to spending the night in our car. At least we had a diaper bag for my son.
Summer in Florida is HOT. Even if you live there and are used to it, it's still HOT. Apparently every mosquito within one hundred miles decided to throw a party in our car and we were the buffet. We rolled up the windows.
Needless to say, because of the heat, the mosquitoes and the legends, we didn't get much sleep that night.
As morning broke we ventured down the road a bit on foot. We found a hunting cabin that looked deserted and "borrowed" a shovel. After a lot of digging, laying palm fronds in front of the tires, digging some more, etc. we made it back to a main road and headed home.
We left a lot of fat and happy mosquitoes behind.