Living on Mackinac Island, rain boots have always been a necessary component of my childrens' wardrobe. However, they seem to get much more use for exploring than they do for actually keeping off rain.
Our yearly trip to Wilderness State Park, was as always, wonderful. The only damper on the weekend was the midges.
They were everywhere; and I mean everywhere. We had to walk through clouds of those little buggers. Luckily they don't bite and are more of a nuisance than anything else. Thankfully, the kids were more interested in watching the birds enjoying the smorgasbord than complaining about walking through the giant swarms.