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Poem: Awesome Roadside Rest

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

"Awesome Roadside Rest" is a poem I wrote as I looked back at our vacation pictures from this summer.

The Ardmore Welcome Center was one of our first stops on our way to Panama City Beach Florida.

It was a welcome delight with employees who loved their jobs.

We learned a bit of history as we stretched our legs.

"Saturn IB Rocket at the Alabama Welcome Center (Elkmont, Alabama) by s34nVideos"

Ardmore Welcome Center


Awesome Roadside Rest

Stumbling across this beautiful roadside rest

after crossing the Alabama state line,

loving this experience while stretching their legs,

knowing it puts those in Ohio to shame.

The workers polite and caring,

tending to the flowerbeds,

inquiring about their journey,

offering to help in any way.

Pointing out the rocket,

proud of their monumental displays,

enthusiasm pouring out with each word,

truly enjoying their work.

Clean restrooms

with places to sit and relax,

learning a bit of history,

before the road

calls them back.


Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.

— Babs Hoffman

Ardmore Welcome Center

"Saturn IB Rocket on Display at I-65 Alabama Welcome Center ~ by skipdidit"


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