3000 miles for 345 feet??

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Location Lat/Lon: 30.98800°N / 86.2885°W
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jan 1, 2008
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Winter

A brief poem about my Florida Highpoint

Twas the night before Christmas while at my mom’s house
I unfortunately was jobless and so was my spouse
We had arranged all of our documents with diligent care
Hoping in Florida, that our jobs would be there

Most of our housewares were nestled in storage
That didn’t stop me from eating oatmeal
Is that the same thing as porridge??

I looked at my cell phone,
From which came such a clatter
Our jobs were approved
Now nothing else mattered!!

Two days after Christmas,
We went on our way
Three thousand plus miles
Still stood in our way

But what was in Florida that I had yet to see
A highpoint of course,
Not much taller than me!

So onward we drove towards the SouthEast
Thanking GOD we didn’t drive a gas-guzzling beast

To Oregon and California
That’s a long ways I warn ya

From Arizona through New Mexico
Still miles to go

Now Texas was new,
A state I hadn’t yet seen
But after two days of driving through it….
Well, you know what I mean!!

Louisiana for new years
No time for a few beers
Just slept it away
Only to drive the next day

Six days total is what it took to get there
So to click off a highpoint,
Well, it only seemed fair.

While I drove NorthEast to claim one more prize
My wife had went South, she could now close her eyes.

It was supposed to be warm here,
Or so I was told
But to our surprise
It was amazingly cold

It did not take brute strength
It took only sheer will
To claim one more highpoint
Which would be Britton Hill!!!!

So someone might ask, how far did I go?
And why drive so far for a highpoint so low?
My answer would be, “I drove quite a ways”
“As a matter of fact, I have driven for days.”

As for why…….
I’m still trying to figure that one out!!


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2skinners - Mar 22, 2008 8:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Impressive

Ha!! It was rough, that's for sure. Thanks!!


maddie77777 - Mar 26, 2008 4:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Longfellow has nothing on you...

Nice poem. That sure is a major concrete slab marking such a lowly highpoint.

2skinners - Mar 26, 2008 8:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Longfellow has nothing on you...



crussellbowden - Sep 23, 2014 4:43 am - Voted 8/10

dedication award to you

Brilliant poem! Not sure if all that driving was a brilliant idea though...

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