Alice (Cheryl Wheeler)

Alice works the desk at the East Bay Hotel In Grand Marais, Minnisota I came in one night, She said "I loved your show" We sat and talked on the sofa She's on her own since her husband passed away Some surgeon screwed up, there's nothing left to say Now she works this desk at night and the campground by day in a trailer by the lake until the summer blows away She read about the job in a camping magazine and home was just a reminder So she took the cat and dog, stored away her things, left the bleakness behind her Even now through the ache of missing him she's filled with wonder and far from giving in She sees magic on the lake in the early morning light And talking books and telling tales we sat there half the night Chorus: And she said "The more I travel the more I want to see My kids want some settled life for me I don't want to move somewhere and grow old quietly And the more I travel, the more I want to see" Well it's time to make a change, with winter in the wings and the East Bay Hotel made an offer But she doesn't really know, 'cause there's everywhere to go and there's everything that traveling has taught her Moving marches down busy city streets fantastic people she's privileged to meet And she dreams about Alaska, the snow so deep and white And that little town in Texas where there's dancing every night Chorus: And she says "The more I travel the more I want to see My kids want some settled life for me I don't want to move somewhere and grow old quietly And the more I travel, the more I want to see"