Today my son and I went for a little walk down the bike trail at a local park. It was fun, but my son and I aren't ones to stay on the beaten path for long. We decided to "offroad" it. Into the underbrush we went, exploring the trail less taken. We trudged through mud. Tall, wet plants whipped at our legs. We felt a real sense of adventure.
Finally we made our way back to the regular bike trail and meandered our way back to the car. After we had gotten in, I noticed a terrible smell.
"What's that?" I asked.
"It smells like poop!" my son answered.
Sure enough, it was poop. Apparently I had stepped in some animal's waste products. I guess sometimes there's a price to pay when you wander off the beaten trail.