Outlaw Ghost of Robbers Cave
by Daniel Parks
|Beautiful bride and groom and their furkids|
Parks (coincidence that Mr. Parks is a park ranger's assistant?) mentioned that he is a writer, as well. In fact, he has a book being published and will be released very soon. He asked if I would include one of his poems in my blog, which I was delighted to do! By the time I finished setting up my tent, Mr. Parks had delivered a copy of one of his poems and a photocopy of the cover of his new book.
I was thrilled to kick off my weekend with this chance encounter. I really should no longer be surprised at the amazing Oklahomans that I meet on my adventures around the state. As I joined the rest of the wedding guests at the lodge, I gushed about my good fortune. Friends who had joined me on other Okie adventures weren't too surprised. We have met some of the most interesting, talented, and generous people on our travels. Daniel Parks can be added to that growing list.
|Gifts of ghost stories!|
Wide-open eyes saw nothing but blackness as rain pelted the tent. I couldn't sleep, but I wasn't sure if it was because I'd never used my bargain tent and I wasn't confident that it was water-tight (it was, thankfully!), or if it was because of the ghost story that kept replaying in my mind. The author's references to landmarks in the park create a story that is hard to distinguish from fact. Half-asleep dreams mingled with the ghost story and had me actually wishing that there were other campers close by.
|Cattail Pond at Robbers Cave|