A friend of mine recently remarked about how excited he was about an upcoming road trip. He explained that one of the things he was most looking forward to was all of the mixed C.D’s he had been meticulously compiling in preparation. As far as he was concerned packing the right music into his vacation car rental was as important as having an extra pillow or road friendly snacks. I could not begin to blame him.
His thoughts got me to thinking about my own road trip memories. Memories that included cranking “Born To Run” in a 15 passenger van rental, a true highlight of my young adult life. There was also the trip where me and my younger brother sang “Weird Al” Yankovich incessantly much to our parents’ dismay. These were joyful moments capturing both my love of the road and my love of music, two things that are tied together like peanut butter and jelly.
So I was excited for this friend getting ready to load up his car rental with a heap of his favorite songs. Appreciating music on the open road is something that America is all about. Here’s hoping he has a tuneful and amazing time!