|Home, warm, sunny, home.|
|Flowers in full bloom here at one of Anne's park spaces.|
Keystone State Park is a large park offering cabins, RV camping, and semi-primitive tent camping. Bathrooms with showers are located throughout the camping areas. In the RV area, where we were, there were only two showers, but luckily, most RVers have their own enclosed facilities. There were a few small trails and we created hikes out of the roads to other areas of the park. According to online sources, there is a great place to hike that is only open to visitors on Saturday. Sadly, we were not here on Saturday.
|Hammocks at our campsite.|
We met with Amy at Prairie Brewpub in Downtown Tulsa. It was great to meet up with an old friend who looks absolutely exactly like she did in 1993. We enjoyed beers and salad lunches with our catching up. When we left to return to our truck, we found a surprise. A snake had probably hitched a ride from the campground and was now hanging out on the step just below the back seat passenger side door. A big snake. We aren't specifically terrified of snakes, but not knowing exactly what kind he was, we opted to let him figure out things while we went back to the Brewpub and enjoyed an extra beer. When we returned again, it appeared the snake had found better places to go.
It smells like dinner is just about ready, so I'll let Anne tell you about the plans and changes that are brewing here at home and for our next journey.
OH! I almost forgot. Anne told y'all that I'd tell you about the awesome treasure we acquired in St. Louis. While at that second hand outdoor store, I stood looking at a cast iron potbelly stove and said how much I loved those things, but never managed to pick one up for my container house. Lucy looked at me and said, "I have one in the backyard. You want it?" It was like she was offering me a cookie.... except this was not a cookie, it was a heavy, big, old cast iron stove. I sorta thought she was merely making conversation or the beginning of a future plan, but the conversation continued and she amended her offer to TWO cast iron stoves. We got back to Lucy and Shawn's. Lucy told Shawn about the offer and he was only too eager to put some muscle into getting rid of the two pieces - he had been in favor of re-homing them for some time. I rearranged the back of the truck. Shawn and neighbor loaded them up!
|The larger stove in its temporary work home.|