Yee Haw, Ya'll. God bless Merle Haggard. But when he says "there ain't no kind of cure for my disease", I can really relate. Have you ever noticed recurring themes in country music? If their songs are not about falling in love, or getting your heart broken, or getting drunk, they are about traveling along the highways. Need some more examples? How about Willie Nelson's " On the Road Again"? Or, Dave Dudley's" Six Days on the Road". "White Line Fever ", "Route 66", just to name a few. Here's one by Buck Owens. How many can you think of? This next one is my personal hero of mine. His name is Billy Joe Shaver. If you're not familiar with Billy Joe, learn about him here.
One of the perks of a life of travel is the opening up of one's options. Over 30 years ago, I rented a class a motorhome. I drove it into deep West Texas, actually south of Alpine. I went to a three day music festival called Boondoggle. It was there that I first heard and met Billy Joe. What an amazing man, and an even more amazing songwriter. Through the years we have maintained a friendship. If you ever get a chance to see him in person, I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy it.