Waking up in the early morning,
Hearing, “We’re going to the Mountains!”
Exciting feelings deep in my tummy.
Riding to the Smoky Mountains,
Singing in the back seat,
Telling bird hunting stories,
Entertaining my sister and me.
Swerving car through mountainous curves,
Driving Sister to car sickness,
Pulling onto the side of the road,
Looking down the mountainside,
Fearing I’d fall.
Getting back into the car relieved,
Asking, “Are we there yet?”
Singing more songs,
Telling more stories.
Stopping at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sign,
Snapping pictures of our smiling faces,