Warm afternoons turned into cool mornings in the forests of southeast Oklahoma last weekend. But we are Vikings. We can take it! The storms overnight turned over a few tents – but the damage was minimal.
My newest release Return to Glome’s Valley debuted in the park where the story is set last weekend and it was a great success! The towering pine trees provided shade and a bed of needles on the ground as the Celtic bands played and vendors sold their wares. I smiled at an older couple lunching under the pavilion as they shared a local bottle of wine with their food.
Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey put on a show twice a day with performances by the birds themselves. We all learned about hawks, falcons, several different types of owl and how they live. They are rescued when injured and then placed back into the wild when they are ready.
It is a beautiful time of year to visit the forest and the Heavener Runestone Park. It is a magical setting and a pristine forest. The Talimena Drive is a short distance away and there is camping, balloon festivals and tons of family fun this time of year. Check it out and see if you believe Vikings were in Oklahoma before Columbus.