Everything is overgrown and it appears to have been parceled out - might even be a trailer park now. Sad to see our old homestead end up like that.
After my grandparents sold the place, a circus used to winter here. That was pretty cool to imagine elephants and lions living there where we used to ride bikes or hunt for turtles.
|We had tiki tables all around the pond and a lodge where the family would gather for special occasions.|
|I considered bringing some palm leaves back with us to try to recreate a tiki umbrella, then I remembered the scorpions...|
|No thoughts of scorpions here...|
It was very difficult to find any landmark from our childhood so we decided to check out things from the other side, where a park was constructed on the land behind our Circle S Ranch.
|Moss and pine needles and palmettos...not interesting to these kids, they are off to the swings.|
|Wonder if this tree was around when I was little?|
|The sand in our childhood playground is so different than the red dirt of Oklahoma.|
|This is something we would have done as children. Notice that we ladies were not partaking.|
|We would have climbed that tree as youngsters. And maybe picnicked underneath with my Nanny later.|
|Looks like the beach, but it wasn't. Just hot sand, perfect for antlions...|
|Reminded me of our old treehouse...|
|My sister's family immediately went into Ninja-mode when we were trying to find out what was making the noise in the brush, My family would STILL be shushing each other...|
|Creepy park picture....|