We paid for this.
Why? Because we were going to see FIREFLIES! (Lightning bugs, or "flashlight bugs" as I heard a little boy call them) What? Why would you drive an hour, stand an hour, and then sit for 2 hours in the middle of nowhere to see something that you can see from your kitchen window??? Well, because these weren't just your average fireflies.. no these fireflies were smarter than your average firefly. They were SYNCHRONIZED. When it got really, really, insanely dark (and when we got really, really, really hungry).. we all gathered on a path in the middle of the mountains and saw the most spectacular display of lights that no Christmas-lights-fanatic could possibly compete with. It was stunning. This place, so close to our home, is one of only TWO known places in the World where this occurs (the other one is in East Asia somewhere). Scientists have no idea why these bugs decided to put on this show for us.. but they do it - the same time every year. Oh! And we also saw BLUE ones!!
Pretty cool, eh?We probably didn't stay as long as we should have. (considering it had taken a total of 5 hours to actually see the first bug) But it was because we were unprepared (typical), and flippin starving. (also typical) So we packed up, hit the trolly, and headed to Arby's.