As many of you know from reading my posts, my upcoming Epic Journey is about a few things: (1) Reconnecting with God and my spiritual side, (2) Finding peace in my life, (3) Learning to live on less – downsizing, (4) Meeting new people and experiencing the mysterious reasons why our paths have crossed and (5) Sharing about local businesses I find. Plus whatever happens along the way.
All that seems so serious and life-changing, but it should be fun too!! I hope to see sights like the biggest ball of yarn or anything that is off the beaten path. I hope to learn to quit stressing and learn to have fun again. It has been a really long time.
One of my favorite parts of planning the trip is what my Road Music is going to be!! I know I have to eat, sleep, bathe and stuff like that. But music is going to be my constant companion and I have some great music on my Kindle which I plan to enjoy on the way.
My favorite list of Road Music includes:
- “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “Long Black Road” by Electric Light Orchestra
- “Bye Bye Love” by The Cars
- Anything by Bad Company (my favorite!!)
- Almost anything by AC/DC
- “Fool for the City” by Foghat
- “Lawyers, Guns and Money” by Warren Zevon (hopefully, I won’t need the first two!)
- “No One Like You” by The Scorpions
- “Keys to the Highway” by B.B. King and Eric Clapton
- “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult
- “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane
- “Can’t You See” by The Marshall Tucker Band
- “Midnight Rider” and “Jessica” by The Allman Brothers Band
- “Long, Long Way from Home” by Foreigner
I know it is like a playlist from Best of the 70s, but that is the best music for hitting the road, in my opinion. That is when I got the travel bug (in my teens), so I associate the music of the time with getting in the car and just going somewhere else.
Music has always been a huge part of my life. It kept me company on dark and lonely nights. It has helped me through the difficult times and it has been there for the triumphs. There is no way I can leave it behind on this trip.
I am sure I will cry when I hear “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John (I always do). I am sure when “Freebird” by Lynyard skynyrd comes on I will have to watch my speed (I tend to drive faster to Skynyrd). I know when I hear “Carry on My Wayward Son” by Kansas I will think of Dean and Sam Winchester as I always do. I guess I hardly ever listen to music for listening sake, it is usually tied to a memory for me. I do not know if that is normal, but it is for me.
So here is to the soundtrack of my life and the soundtrack of my journey. The music will make the trip better even if I cry occasionally!!