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Poem: Awesome Roadside Rest

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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

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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.

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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"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 15, 2021:

Vacations let you find unique places

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 12, 2021:

Vacation stop

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 10, 2021:

One of our first stops on vacation

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you.

It really is nice when the workers enjoy their jobs & take a bit of pride in keeping the place clean.

Have a great day.

VIDYA D SAGAR on October 09, 2021:

It is such a relief to find clean and neat rest rooms while travelling. Your poem says it all with nice pics too Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2021:

On our journey

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 08, 2021:

Roadside rest area

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 07, 2021:

This makes traveling a bit nicer

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 06, 2021:

Check out this rest area

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 06, 2021:

Sankhajit

I love your symbolism on ths one.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on October 05, 2021:

nice post...Life is an inn, we the travelers are supposed to take rest here..

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Nithya

It made it nice to take a break from driving.

They really take pride in their State.

Have a great day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 05, 2021:

It must have been relaxing to rest in such a welcoming and clean roadside rest. Nice poem, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Welcome center ~ Alabama

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Linda

Thank you.

It wasn't an ordinary roadside rest.

It was interesting.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 05, 2021:

This sounds like a lovely place to visit. Thank you for sharing the poem and the interesting photos, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Bill

You & Bev will LOVE traveling.

It is quite awesome to explore new places.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Zeenat

Thanks!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Rozlin

Thank you.

It was a bit different & much cleaner.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

In Ohio, the rest areas are not great.

Here recently they have even been closed due to Covid-19, which doesn't help anyone out there.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Zeenat

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Rosina

As always, I enjoy your comments.

Everything on a vacation is part of the journey.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Ms Dora

Thank you.

I'm glad I could bring back at few memories for you.

It's always great to look back.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I'm going to try to write more.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 05, 2021:

John

Thank you.

It was so refreshing to stop at a place to relax that was clean & well taken care of ~ with people who really like their jobs.

Have a great day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 05, 2021:

We will be buying a trailer within the next year, and we are so excited to travel once Bev retires. Thanks for this poem; it just increased my excitement level.

Zeenat on October 05, 2021:

Great**

Rozlin from UAE on October 05, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Brenda and the rest place is beautiful too. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 05, 2021:

It is great to find scenic and clean rest areas when traveling. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Zeenat on October 05, 2021:

Greatly write and beautiful images. Thank you for sharing

Rosina S Khan on October 05, 2021:

I am glad you enjoyed this rest area during your vacation this summer. Loved the pictures and the poem. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 05, 2021:

I know the relief which comes with clean, picturesque rest areas. Your poem brings back sweet memories of traveling to visit with my children in college.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 05, 2021:

It is nice to write a poem about an enjoyable aspect of your travels, Brenda. I enjoyed reading the poem. Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 05, 2021:

Thank you for sharing, Brenda. It is obvious you enjoyed your rest stop here. Nice poem.

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