We were supposed to leave a few days ago,
But every one of us shouted, "NO! NO! NO!"
Did nothing to make any of us want to roam
For we love this place more than any other one
It's memories are many, all filled with super fantastic fun
We've played Spoons, Scattegories and even Scrabble,
We all think Ruby's sayin', "Let's stay here, babble, babble, babble"
But Alas, the time to travel to Phoenix has arrived
In truth, saying 'good-bye' to the old home was barely survived
Sure loved the creaking of the floors,
and the constant banging of the old wooden screen doors,
The red cupboards in the kitchen always made my heart glad,
Years ago custom made and lovingly painted by Dw's dad,
For 12 days, the walls echoing again with giggles, laughter and joy
In the farmhouse that once raised a boy and a boy and a boy and a boy,
A different route to Arizona this time we will take
And maybe a few blog-turned for real friendships we will make
New York is in the rear view mirror
Winding down route 15, Williamsport is quite near,
Where we'll pause for a coffee and hug Uncle Dan
Dw's next oldest brother, he's the musical man,
Playing the piano or conducting famous operas
For real, we've always been Uncle Dan's biggest fan...
Sadly his commitments wouldn't allow him to vacation with us,
He adores the kids, they love him so - always make such a fuss!
Maryland will be next, and then on to Newport News, too
Liberty's birth mom is expecting us to have dinner and visit for a few,
Playing at Virginia Beach if the weather will permit
On to hugging IVO/Blog friends in Raleigh/Durham we do commit,
Overnight near Asheville, NC in the home of a dear, dear friend,
Lori, sweet Lori, through thick and thin, true friend to the end,
Memphis then south to Etheridge - the Amish we hope to see,
Shoofly pie is a must, as sure as we're ever gonna be
From there we'll travel to Little Rock for the night
Some think all this driving? They'd rather take a flight,
Oklahoma is next, then on to the city of Albuquerque
Graham and the boys keep eating all the beef jerky,
Phoenix will then be on the horizon,
Sure thankful for our phone wired by Verizon
Oh how we're lovin' the precious time we are together
Wishin', quite honestly, the trip would actually last forever.
PS Rhyming all of that was kind of hard
But I tried and now my brain is seriously charred.