Millions of Texans are hitting the roads this weekend for Memorial Day. Soon, it’ll be time for the Texas road trip – you know, where you drive ten hours and are STILL in Texas! That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Sean Petrie.
TEXAS ROAD TRIPPING
Oh so soon, into summer we’ll slip
And that means one thing: Texas road trip!
Perhaps up to Dallas, watch the Rangers in style
And for that Ft Worth art, go the extra mile
Or maybe far west, to Marfa, Big Bend
Out there, at night, the stars never end
Of course there’s Corpus, and Galveston Bay
Go fishing, or swimming, or just beach it all day
And the piney woods beckon, over to the east
Go hunting, go hiking, have a crawfish feast
If you’re looking rural, try Pampa, or Dimmitt
Or Sargent, Refugio — the sky’s the limit!
There’s so many sights, and miles to roam
That’s why we’re so lucky, to call Texas, home.
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