(Hey, that’s me & Big Bend National Park, Texas)
“There it is!! The end of the rainbow! There’s a pot of gold in that trailer!” Mickey screams and flails his left arm toward the aluminum leprechaun.
Dad looks up in the mirror and laughs “There aren’t leprechaun in Texas! You have to catch them to get the gold”
“There’s a green man in the field there! look!” Six year old defiance rings out. “Can we stop?!”
“We can look from the side of the road but no closer. Those fields are full of snakes.” Dad responds
As the car stops, the rain thins. A strange rustling crawls through the tufted grasses.
“See there are no people out here! Just us and some rain. It doesn’t even look occupied over there, Mickey.” Dad turns back to look at his son. A sudden sense of wonder comes as the roadway dries in front of his eyes.
“Daddy! He is waving to us!” Mickey tugs at his dad.
The sound of their car driving off goes unnoticed. Soon they will find out how the leprechaun gets his gold.