We’re going mushroom hunting with the Minnesota Mycological Society this weekend. How complicated could that be?
Well, much more than we first thought. Utmost on our minds is the warning about the risk of ticks. Having a good friend currently suffering beyond description with Lyme disease for many years now, we’re taking those warnings seriously. So, that meant spraying down our clothing with permethrin this week. Check!
We also needed something into which we can collect our load of mushrooms. So tonight I bought a basket. Check!
Among other things, we also had to find a suitable pair of boots since we’ll likely be trudging through some muddy territory. Being a man, Brent’s first thought was: Fleet Farm. Hmmmm. I went along and we bought two pair of boots. Admittedly, I made the purchase rather hesitantly. You should have seen Brent’s face when I claimed that they just weren’t “cute” enough. C’mon girls, you get it, right?
So, by the end of today I had three different pairs of boots in front of me. They all have their benefits and their down falls. I’m curious which pair you think I should pick!
#1 FLEET FARM BOOTS
Benefits: reasonably priced, most durable and sturdy, best traction
Down falls: least “cute,” worst fit
#2 DSW BOOTS
Benefits: pretty cute, best fit, most versatile
Down falls: highest price, perhaps a little high of a heel for hiking
#3 TARGET BOOTS
Benefits: darn cute, lowest price
Down falls: merely a “decent” fit, not overly versatile, a little “much” for mushroom foraging?
Vote for which pair you think I should keep!