Showing posts with label #travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #travel. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This is How We Roll

God made each of us unique. We have different personalities and different likes and dislikes. Isn't the Lord amazing? With some of us, we see God's sense of humor. Others indicate His love of organization and compartmentalization.

When we left on vacation with our travel trailer in July, I couldn't help but think. "This is the way we roll." My husband and I enjoy nothing more than pulling our second home behind us, parking it close to nature, and spending much of time outside considering the wonders of our Creator.

Our truck & trailer looking across Texas plains

This reminds me of one of God's unusual creations; the turtle or tortoise, that carries its house on its back. Whenever, it needs rest or protection, it goes into its house, only to stick out its head again to travel.

A tortoise in Amarillo zoo

As we travel, a picture comes of a cowboy riding across these Texas plains with saddle bags (all their possessions). On a cattle drive, a chuck wagon followed the cowboys and cattle. When they stopped for the night, the cook dished out dinner. That was how they rolled.

What's your favorite way to travel?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Haunted Jed Johnson Lake, Oklahoma

A favorite day trip from Wichita Falls, Texas is the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in South Central, Oklahoma, near Lawton. If we travel a little over an hour, we reach a destination filled with wonder and fun. Buffalo, deer, and Longhorn cattle dot the plains. Mountains, tall on the Oklahoma horizon, rise in jagged peaks and form rocky canyons. For the fisherman, the park sports thirteen lakes. Children ooh and ah over the animals and run free over the boulders. The view from the peaks is breath-taking. For Christians, one area is reminiscent of Israel during Jesus' time on earth. Each year, this Holy City is the setting for an outdoor Easter pageant.

My husband and I drive to the top of Mount Scott, the highest peak in the Wichita Mountain chain. The next stop is usually the Holy City. Once, when we had our grandsons for a visit, we parked and hiked around Jed Johnson Lake. An old tower built in the 1930s stands guard over one end of the lake. The youngest grandson wanted to climb up the tower steps, but the way was blocked.

Since then, I have discovered that perhaps there's more than one reason why the steps are closed to that tower. The ghost of a woman who ran her car off the road and into the lake to drown was seen in that tower by explorers and workers alike. Wow, am I glad we didn't venture in. The outside was strange enough with its tall, thin stature like a park sentinel.

Still, it's rather fun to imagine a ghost in this remote location. When you're there, few people pass your way. An imagination could play tricks on those who dare.

For information on many other Oklahoma ghost legends, go to the blog for Haunted Oklahoma at:

Do you have a ghost legend a day trip away?