Willie Nelson and Why I Love Road Trips

January 29, 2016

I don’t actually hate country music.  Well that isn’t entirely true, most of it is awful, but I do quite enjoy the country music of 30 or 40 years ago.  Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings are all superbly talented musicians in my opinion.  One song that I can particularly identify with is Willie Nelson’s chart topping hit, On the Road Again.  He sings:

On the road again,

I just can’t wait to get on the road again,

The life I love is making music with my friends,

I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

I think my personal version of the song goes something like:

On the road again,

I just can’t wait to get on the road again,

The life I love is ski racing with my friends,

I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

I love road trips.  When it comes down to it I think I feel the most at home when I’m traveling, and thankfully the Gould lifestyle affords me that opportunity quite nicely.  In the past four years alone I’ve been to fifteen US States, two Canadian provinces, and the great nation of India, and I am incredibly thankful for all of it.  I think people tend to scoff at the notion of athletes missing weeks of school at a time traveling to competitions, but what they overlook is how much you can learn from traveling.  Here are a few pictures from my recent travels:

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Goodnight from Lake Placid, New York.  Until next time,

Andrew

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying your travels, value and appreciate the experience.

  2. Avatar "aunty" kim says:

    I enjoyed this Andrew. I (a Gemini like you) love to be on the road too.
    I’m in Idaho for a bit longer but when i get back to California (that’s a nice long road trip …. a lot of high desert until you hit Reno and then a beautiful climb up the eastern side of the Sierra and down a bit into Truckee and then another climb up to Donner Summit and then down, down, down until finally, you hit the Pacific coast ! Ahhhhh) i’m going to create for you a most excellent 😉 play-list of some truly great country music. It may take a while for i am one of the worlds great procrastinators!
    Drive safe always !!!

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