I've been everywhere man...

It sucks to be me right now.  But I'm opting (today at least) not to dwell on it.  Instead I'm finding things to look forward to.  For instance...

Late this summer, my family and I are embarking on a cross-country trip.  I plan on taking kabillions of pictures and thoroughly enjoying every second of our journey.  I'm even making a stop to see my awesome friend Annie.  Can't wait!!

As I pondered, it reminded me of this cute little song that became quite popular in Texas a few years back. 

I was totin’ my pack along the dusty Amarillo road

when along came a semi with a high and canvas covered load.

“If you’re goin’ to Amarillo, Mack, with me you can ride,”

and so I climbed up in the cab and then I settled down inside.

He asked me if I’d seen a road with so much dust and sand,

and I said, “listen, bud, I’ve traveled every road in this here land...”


I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve been everywhere, man,

I’ve crossed the deserts bare, man,

breathed the mountain air, man,

of travel I’ve had my share, man,

I’ve been everywhere.

I’ve been to Waco, Hico, Hondo, Navasota,

Winnsboro, Jacksboro, Hillsboro, Santa Rosa,

Austin, Houston, Galveston, Texarkana,

Frisco, Buffalo, Conroe, Corsicana,

Goliad, Groesbeck, Glen Rose, Red Oak,

Post Oak, Live Oak, Lone Oak, no joke...


I’ve been to Krugerville, Pflugerville, Van Horn, Val Verde,

Brackettville, Bartonville, Beeville, Bulverde,

Bear Creek, Cedar Creek, Mill Creek, Mineola,

Maypearl, Monahans, Telephone, Tuscola,

Redwater, Round Rock, Round Top, Round Lake,

Sour Lake, Southlake, Springlake, for Pete’s sake...


I’ve been to Greenville, Gatesville, Gainesville, Alameda,

Kerrville, Kellyville, Bastrop, Benavides,

Somerville, Smithville, Stephenville, Prairie View,

Luckenbach, Longview, Plainview, Idalou,

Justin, Junction, Panorama, Pasadena,

Angelina, and Lorena...see what I mean-a...


I’ve been to Valley Mills, Pine Mills, Dime Box, Duncanville,

New Home, New Hope, New Deal, Liberty Hill,

Rockport, Rock Creek, Bridgeport, Brownwood,

Cleburne, Comanche, Cut & Shoot, Cottonwood,

Bayview, Bayside, Baytown, Bay City,

Falls City, Center City, Bridge City, what a pity...

When it comes to travelin’ Texas, friend,

I’ve been everywhere.

So many of these little towns I've visited, drank the best Dr Pepper in, lived in, went to college in, fell in love in, raised babies in...it's been a good few minutes of reflection and suddenly, I feel a little better about life :-)

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Helen said...

I'm so jealous that you and Annie get to meet up with each other!
Have a fun and safe trip.

Candy said...

I'm double jealous you get to hang with Annie. You'll have a blast. Take lots of pictures and eat some seafood for me!

floyd said...

I've never heard the Texas version of that old song, I like it! I did catch the Deep _ _ it Cattle Company in the video. I thought this was a clean site? Just kidding! I was a little disappointed I didn't hear him mention Coleman, Oh well maybe next time.

Hope you have a great trip.