The Doubtful Guest  LbNA # 31677

Placed DateJun 8 2007
LocationWebster, TX
Found ByMosaic Butterfly
Last UpdateJan 16 2015
Hike Distance?

This box and stamp are in homage to Edward Gorey, one of the most creative and original writers/illustrators of his time. His books are a mix of the creepy, dark, sweet and funny. The Doubtful Guest is an illustrated poem that can most conveniently be found in the book Amphigorey, and supposedly there is a movie in the works. But it will probably stink, as I think Gorey's characters can only truly be captured in pen and ink, and by surprise.

To get to Challenger Memorial Park, Head south from Houston on I-45, exit to the right when you see the sign for Nasa 1. The entrance to Challenger Park is about .5 miles down the road (there is a brown sign telling you your close) Enter the park on the left. Drive until you find the small lake to the right. There are a couple of parking spots there.

After you've parked, walk around the lake to the right, and locate a large oak with a picnic table under it. From that oak take a compass reading. At 200 degrees you should see a small tree with light colored bark, at the left of an entrance to a trail. Doubtful is hiding behind there.