We hadn't been up to the lake in sometime... so we decided to go Saturday. One of the first friends we made here runs the marina. We were chatting in the store and he introduced us to some other friends who had a very interesting story:
I don't know if you've heard of these cactus or not...
Cholla. ...or 'jumping cholla' as we call them.
Just looking at them hurts, right?
Well, imagine a couple teen kids... driving down a dark road at night.
A javelina darts out in front of them... they hit it and it goes up on the hood, into the windshield,
...But not before they swerve and lose control
coming inches from a power line and electrical box.
They crash into a 'forest' of these cacti.
(remember the windshield is gone)
They can grow tall... like trees....
Head to toe.
I wish I had the pictures to show you.
It wasn't an alcohol related incident... but it probably became one.