Do you recognize this roadway?
Does it look familiar?
If not, no worries,
I hardly recognize it myself,
it has been so long it seems.
It is a thin ribbon of a highway
with curvy corners but a very good face lift since it was last traveled.
Sometimes both sides look the same,
a green and healthy environment,
but sometimes there are places that look like they could go up in flames it is so dry.
Seen in the distance
is something that you never want to see.
Haven't heard of any fires in the area
so don't know what it means
but living in California,
you can never take for granted this particular sign.
There are many destinations at the end of this winding road,
but one of the sweetest is where we are heading to today.
It has been awhile since we have been able to wander these parts
and with each trip there comes memories of many roads traveled before...
...and what old winding road doesn't have
a neglected lavender field...
...or a Boot Hill?
When the kids were small,
we traveled many a road very similar to this one
and, while each one was a mission of excitement at the beginning,
there were, invariably, the many questions asked each time:
"Are we there yet, how long before we get there,
will we have to stop at an antique shop along the way?"
Little voices asking so many questions.
Today was no different.
We started out with two soft, cuddly beds in the back seat,
looking forward to a comfortable drive
without the heat of little bodies on top of us.
But now, in our Golden Years,
we have to put up with
a different kind of whining, literally!!
To keep the peace,
we pull over and take two hot, tired little bodies
up into the front seat with us...
the whining stops immediately.
I know your butt is numb and your knees are stiff,
but I am so contented and feel so loved".
What are you gonna do?
And, at the end of the journey,
along this road,
the rewards are so sweet!!
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