I thought that being stranded on a deserted island would be exciting and romantic. It would only last for three hours…three hours of no bathroom and very little shade. When we finally did find shade and have a romantic picnic, we were bitten by biting flies the whole time. The water was too rocky to swim in. When we layed our towel in the sand, we were then bitten by sand fleas. I also learned how to scare snakes away by taking louder footsteps.
It was a day that I don’t think my husband(then fiancé) and I will ever forget. We were on vacation in Clearwater, Florida and had only been engaged for a few weeks. We were floating on a cloud and had the best time during that trip!
I love historical sites so I picked an excursion where we’d be dropped off by a boat at Egmont Key State Park for 3 hours. Egmont Key is a remote island so there’s no bathrooms or stores. The park contains ruins from an old fort that was built over 100 years ago. It was absolutely beautiful but…
We were just so unprepared. No bug spray and we didn’t bring a beach umbrella. You can see the shadow of a little tree we found shelter under at the beach. We had to ration out our water because it was a hot 90+ degree day. Plus if we drank too much there were no bathrooms. Our picnic food was actually really good, and we would of enjoyed it if it wasn’t for those pesky biting flies. Now it’s a really funny memory to look back on! We have a lot of work to do on our survival skills!
Thanks for reading, and I’d love to hear about your worst date story!