Twas the night before adventure when all through my thoughts
I was crossing off lists of haves and have nots.
The bags were all packed in the Mazda with care
in hopes of still being organized when we finally arrive there.
The friends were all selfied, hugged and good-byed-
we toasted great times and some of us cried.
And Coop in his eye patch and I with my map,
had just settled down for our last Austin nap.
“To Denver and Utah and LA we’ll go!
Then north Cali, Oregon and great Idaho!
To Montana, Dakota and Wisconsin we’ll drive.
After Cleveland and Baltimore, in New York we’ll arrive.
Then on to the mountains of Adirondack Park!
And to the rocky coasts of Maine we’ll embark.
To end it, Prince Edward Island we’ll see
Where at Green Gables lived Anne with an E.”
For three months we’ll travel, camp and explore,
Meet new people and have adventures galore!
We’ll see great sights, though Austin we’ll miss.
It’s been five years of queso and bliss!
But you’ll hear us exclaim as we drive out of sight,
“Happy adventure to all and to all a good night!”