TIME: 29 Jul 2006, 9:00 AM
PLACE: Jefferson Barracks Park
SUBJECT: Mud Mania before and after
Every year, there used to be a mud obstacle course held at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County.
Claudia and James, along with their cousins, Michael and Brandi, went to what ended being the last Mud Mania in 2006.
Some kids came down with rashes due to an infection of hair follicles caused by a bacterium that is commonly found in dirt.
It was hot and that combined with the water, set off the rash.
My kiddos were okay, but my niece and nephew were affected.
It went away after a couple of days without any lasting effects.
Nevertheless, likely due to today’s litigious society, they cancelled the event the next year and it hasn’t been back since.
Stella was too young to do the mud course.
She settled for inflatables.
After cleaning off the mud, her cousin Michael joined her.