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A Trip To The Big City

(To be read to the tune of Willie Nelson's song " On The Road Again .")

We were on the road again

Drove up to Raleigh in the mo-ornin'

To have breakfast with our son and his girlfriend

Yes that's why we were on the road again.

And when we got there

We were the first to arrive it's clear

Because we didn't see our son so dear

So we waited for him in the morning air.

Then the girlfriend's folks arrived

And though we didn't really try to hide

They didn't see us waiting there outside

Until the two of us climbed out of our blue ride.

Before we said hello

Our son decided then that he should show

My missus face it really took on such a glow

When she saw my son arrive, you know.

Then we all went in to eat

The place was nice and the food a treat

The serving staff polite and very neat

Everyone at the table took a seat.

When the meal was done

It was time to say good-bye to our son

He had to study so off he had to run

Our visit was too short but it was fun.

And then me and the missus got on the road again.

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markgraham wrote on September 20, 2015, 8:42 PM

Very creative and nicely done. I do not think Willie would have cared.

paigea wrote on September 20, 2015, 9:00 PM

Very nice song. We spent our Sunday traveling to the big city to visit with family today too.

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 20, 2015, 10:23 PM

That was good. And glad you had a good time with your son

allen0187 wrote on September 20, 2015, 11:38 PM

Willie Nelson would be mighty proud!!!

Glad you had a great time with your son, his girlfriend, and her folks!

Paulie wrote on September 21, 2015, 3:09 AM

Do you think your son is contemplating marriage with his girlfriend? This is usually the case when parents of the boyfriend and girlfriend meet in Thailand.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 21, 2015, 6:35 AM

Marriage is in their long-term plan. Both intend to finish college first, and perhaps grad school before they tie the knot. This brunch was the second time the two families have dined together.

lexiconlover wrote on September 21, 2015, 11:38 AM

Haha, I think we should try to email Willie, and see if he will record this. Glad you guys had a good time with them!

VinceSummers wrote on September 21, 2015, 1:25 PM

Uh. Um. Yes. After a rain in summer, some of us must sing, "On the toad again..." There are so many after a rain. Or perhaps they're spring peepers. I'm not sure. One thing I do know: it's impossible not to hit one once in awhile.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 21, 2015, 7:01 PM

Considering Willie has been toasted the last forty or fifty years, he'd probably consider recording it, or perhaps performing it when he visits Raleigh next month.

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 21, 2015, 7:03 PM

He just might. I wonder if he can work it into his current concert playlist. He'll be in our area next month.

markgraham wrote on September 21, 2015, 7:04 PM

You're probably right about that.

cheri wrote on September 22, 2015, 8:49 PM

Awesome! No apologies needed I think since you gave justice to it

CoralLevang wrote on October 10, 2015, 2:15 AM

How in the hell did I miss this one? LOL