camping

Escape To Boulder Canyon

"Atlasta Cabin" (Photo Credit: Barbara Hirokawa Gal)

“Atlasta Cabin” (Photo Credit: Barbara Hirokawa Gal)

 

ESCAPE TO BOULDER CANYON

There once was a man who went campin’.
He walked ‘til his legs they were crampin’.
He came from Boulder,
and now feels much older,
from walking to “Atlasta Cabin”.

2014-07-25
P. Wanken

 

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 41 ~ Architecture.

 

Author’s Note: 
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Barbara Hirokawa Gal, for letting me use her photo in my post.

Worth The Wait

roller coaster

Arnold’s Park

 

WORTH THE WAIT

She stood strong and tall
across the lake,
taunting and teasing us.

We loved our campsite:
the beach, the pool, and
a bike path was a plus.

Yet in our sights
was the allure
of something more.

Year after year
we hoped for the chance
to explore the other shore.

I’ll never forget
when Mom and Dad
surprised us. Finally…

we rode the wooden coaster
at Arnold’s Park,
on the shore of Lake Okoboji.

2013-07-16
P. Wanken
 

Written for Poetic Bloomings “Life is a Beach” – Day 16: Amusement Park.