I wasn’t kidding. They were atrocious.
My friend was walking in front of us on that ill-fated, brief hike in Jasper National Park. Thank goodness her baby was asleep. Not sure we would have heard ourselves thinking above the cry of the baby, the shrieks of my kidlets, and that abominable whine of the mosquitoes. Can’t you just hear it?
Can’t blame the kids though – I was pretty much in tears by the end, too.