We did a lot of traveling on our recent trip to Maui. It started with the journey to the airport. Instead of flying out of Springfield we drove to St. Louis to fly Alaska Airlines. 3 hours on the road just to get on a plane.
Or should I say planes. St Louis to Seattle, then an overnight stay before boarding another plane the next day to reach Maui. Both flights added up to about 10 hours of in the air time. Plus we added a hour and a half on the tarmac in the Seattle due to an empty gas tank and lightening
When we reached Maui we traveled all over the island, driving almost the entire coast from our home base in Kihei. There were many hours spent in our Jeep, affectionately named Libby D (based on her license plate number).
Then reverse the journey, after 7 days, to get back home.
This much travel time requires music. My playlist this month is inspired by travel: songs from my journey, about journeys and, in one case, from Journey. I hope it inspires you to take a journey, physically or mentally.
- Toesby Zac Brown Band: I had not heard this song until Brian started singing it on a somewhat daily basis the week prior to our trip.
- One Headlightby The Wallflowers: Dreamy but it makes me groove at the same time.
- Mountain Songby Jane’s Addiction: This was playing in my head the entire trip to see the sunrise from the volcano’s summit.
- Vacationby The Go-Go’s: The song that I am always singing before a trip.
- Billie Jeanby Michael Jackson: We found an 80s station on the way to the beach one morning. Sometimes I forget how amazing the Thriller album is.
- Don’t Stop Believin’by Journey: This was playing on the radio of the shuttle bus in Seattle the morning we left. It was rainy and gray, yet the song was uplifting. Great way to start an adventure.
- Hiway Nightsby Great White: Speaking of the 80s, when did the 80s become classic rock?
- Highway 90by Jane Jensen: Ever see the movie Tromeo and Juliet? She plays a delightfully awful Juliet.
- Proud Maryby Ike and Tina Turner: Want to see a great performance? Look this up on YouTube. No Auto Tune needed for Tina’s big and powerful voice. Big wheels keep on turnin’!
- The Wayby Fastball: Great for days you just need to get away.