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Road Trip

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Road Trip

R olling down the freeway, for hours and hours on end
O n our much anticipated family vacation,
A ll us kids were joking, yakking, singing songs and snacking,
D azzled by scenic routes and filled with youthful elation.

T old by Dad to quiet down, we simply couldn’t do it.
R eally, what did he expect eight rowdy kids to do?
I nside that station wagon we were squeezed in like sardines.
P aradise at last arrived: to the restrooms we all flew!

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 9:18:00 PM

    Know I read this one before but i think i did not have time to leave a comment. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 7:48:00 AM

    Andrea, congrats with your tribute to the open road , Congratulations on your win ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:13:00 AM

    believe it or not, no one followed the rules... LOL,,, maybe just a few.. I will place all entries in my contest... and only give 1 #1... I don't think this contest is going to fill up. The dead line on the 6th of this month... :-) :-)... Linda

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:03:00 PM

    You seem to have a thing about 'going' lol. Congrats again. Where I am at mo, four hours in any direction and you run out of road to drive on. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 2:27:00 PM

    Big congrats Andrea XO

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:44:00 AM

    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:32:00 AM

    lol very cute...made me remember my childhood road trips...congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:37:00 AM

    Hi Andrea, i'm having such a great morning... loving your win like always.. Like you i hardly have time to read any new poems... however, i know I'll always find your great ones on the winners list... hope you have a kick a$$ day.. lovely Andrea... congrats..Linda

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:52:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 2:03:00 AM

    yes rest rooms i know Congrats on your win.Morgan

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:27:00 PM

    Brave man to take off with 8 kids..congrats to him , and to you. BG

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:32:00 PM

    Eight kids in a station wagon on a road trip -- Wow! Thanks for supporting my contest Andrea and congrats on your 2nd place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:24:00 PM

    hahahaha you make me smile before I go to sleep friend Andrea..Excellent write...childhood memories. Good luck in the contest, Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:37:00 PM

    LOL, had a good chuckle here - yes, the last line brought back memories

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Eight kids? Wow, I can imagine those trips. Fun times! Great job on your acrostic!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 2:55:00 PM

    well done Andrea nice acrostic Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 12:38:00 AM

    A trip to your childhood days!Good one Andrea.

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 7:21:00 PM

    Awesome poem. I love this mental image

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 2:26:00 PM

    Your one of eight? I'm the youngest of 7. What a wonderful memory Andrea. Dad just would never stop, would he. That's the way it seemed anyway. :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 1:49:00 PM

    I remember those....Great memories

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:52:00 AM

    Beautiful road trip enjoying the vacation. At last to the restrooms all flew. Safety trip too. Good luck for the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:54:00 PM

    Awesome :) Sounds like your road trips were similar to mine! (Eight kids! Wow! We were only three crammed into the backseat and that seemed like a tight squeeze!) Thanks for your comment on my limerick. I've been MIA around here lately because my brother and his wife are in town and I've been spending a lot of time with them. I also started a new job, so I've been working some overtime. I hope to catch up on everyone's poems very soon!

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:42:00 PM

    The beauty of a Winnebago, our own rest stop on wheels In 1983, took a trip with wife and three kids from Toronto... across the northern states... to San Francisco to San Diego and back along the Southern most states... back up through Tennessee, Kentucky and up the Ohio corridor back home crossing at Buffalo. Was ready to STRANGLE each and every kid but my sweet wife Linda at the time intervened! LOL

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:39:00 PM

    Oh yes. Yesss! That last part: very true. :P I love it! :) ~Linda

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 7:25:00 PM

    Dear Andrea,thanks for sharing your beautiful mind.I missed reading your stuff.

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 3:19:00 PM

    Oh no station wagons...you too? We had a purple one when I learned to drive! Yuk! But this is an awesome funny poem....

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 1:14:00 PM

    Sardines is right! Expecting that many to stay quiet, nearly impossible. My parents took only 5 of us kids and left 2 older ones at home....lucky them, LOL

    Pritts Avatar Rockman Pritts Date: 8/17/2013 1:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh yeah. BTW. My step-father bought a small mobile home, a half-pint Winnebago if you will. I remember the trips that we took in it. One was cross country. Not an easy task back in the 70's. There wasn't a gas station every 5-10 miles but at least there was a bathroom on board. Also let me recommend "Urgent Need" if you haven't already read it.
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 1:06:00 PM

    That's funny Andrea. Much enjoyed, but a what if for me. I'm the youngest of 7 but I feel like I grew up as an only child because the others were grown and moving along with their own lives before I came along. We're still connected, but not with the kind of bond described in your poem. Happiness as a family, however, has not escaped us. Thanks for making me think. And it makes me think that I need to make some phone calls just to let the other 6 know that I'm thinking about them. :-)

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Here you go Andie san http://news.yahoo.com/japan-marks-world-war-ii-surrender-anniversary-022456942.html Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 9:51:00 AM

    Yes! Those road trips with kids can be troublesome. Love, daver

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