Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Want to Go Everywhere

In my family, the driver controls the radio. While I don't believe in dictatorships, I think this is a good rule. I'm a benevolent dictator when I drive. I keep in mind that my wife and daughter hate the nasally Willie Nelson and the guttural Bob Dylan, so I abstain from including them on road trip playlists. I also take requests when I'm driving.



Currently the following are my daughter's five most requested songs:

  • "I've Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash

  • "Ring of Fire" by Mr. Cash

  • "Love Shack" by the B-52's

  • Any song from the Harry Potter soundtrack

  • "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

"I've Been Everywhere" has even inspired our buckets lists. We've both set the goal to visit every place mentioned in the song. Below is a list of places mentioned in the song, and in red are the places I've visited:


  • Reno

  • Chicago

  • Fargo

  • Minnesota

  • Buffalo

  • Toronto (Kansas)

  • Winslow

  • Sarasota

  • Wichita

  • Tulsa

  • Ottawa (Kansas)

  • Oklahoma

  • Tampa (Kansas)

  • Panama

  • Mattawa

  • La Paloma

  • Bangor

  • Baltimore

  • Salvador

  • Amarillo

  • Tocapillo

  • Baranquilla

  • Perdilla

  • Boston

  • Charleston

  • Dayton

  • Louisiana

  • Washington

  • Houston

  • Kingston

  • Texarkana

  • Monterey

  • Faraday

  • Santa Fe

  • Tallapoosa

  • Glen Rock

  • Black Rock

  • Little Rock

  • Oskaloosa

  • Tennessee

  • Hennessey

  • Chicopee

  • Spirit Lake

  • Grand Lake

  • Devils Lake

  • Crater Lake

  • Louisville

  • Nashville

  • Knoxville

  • Ombabika

  • Schefferville

  • Jacksonville

  • Waterville

  • Costa Rica

  • Pittsfield

  • Springfield

  • Bakersfield

  • Shreveport

  • Hackensack

  • Cadillac

  • Fond du Lac

  • Davenport

  • Idaho,

  • Jellico

  • Argentina

  • Diamantina

  • Catalina

  • Pittsburgh (Kansas)

  • Parkersburg

  • Gravelbourg

  • Colorado

  • Ellensburg

  • Rexburg

  • Vicksburg

  • El Dorado

  • Larimore

  • Ardmore

  • Haverstraw

  • Chatanika

  • Chaska

  • Nebraska

  • Alaska

  • Opelika

  • Baraboo

  • Waterloo

  • Kalamazoo

  • Kansas City

  • Sioux City

  • Cedar City

Out of 88 places, I've visited 28 Later this week I'll cross Charleston off my list. How many of these places have you visited?


the road goes on forever,


muddywaters


P.S. "I've Been Everywhere" was originally an Australia song and listed places in that country.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey... you need to highlight Colorado!

Jenni said...

I believe I've visited or at least driven through 18 of those places. Usually I like your music picks (at least those on your blog), but I have to agree with your wife and daughter about Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan. I love your dd's top 3 picks, and although I am not a fan of Lady Gaga, it's hard for me not to sing "Poker Face".

highplainsdrifters said...

About 40. But 45 years in the Army, we moved around a lot.

I said about, because I've sort of been through some of the towns but not entirely sure if I've actually been in them. Like, Waterloo. I've been by Waterloo Records in Austin, TX. Drove near Waterloo, IL when driving from St Louis to Cape Girardeau. And by Waterloo, WI when heading to Lacrosse, WI with the Illinois National Guard ... which, coincidentally, isn't far from Davenport, IA, but is no where near Davenport, FL or Davenport, CA.

And have been by Waterloo, NY enroute to Watertown, NY, home of the 10th Mountain Division, which was formed in Colorado, where you'll find the Waterloo Ice House, in Louisville (another town on the list), which, if you check out their website:
http://www.waterloolouisville.com/

... brings us back to Johnny Cash all over again.

Nick said...

Looks like I come in at 25!! I may have been through Texarkana. On those two tours Mike and I went on, we travelled through many little towns from Kansas to Louisana and Kansas to California.

Reno
1 CHICAGO
Fargo
2 MINNESOTA
Buffalo
Toronto (Kansas)
Winslow
Sarasota
3 WICHITA
4 TULSA
5 OTTAWA (Kansas)
6 OKLAHOMA
7 TAMPA (Kansas)
Panama
Mattawa
La Paloma
Bangor
8 BALTIMORE
Salvador
Amarillo
Tocapillo
Baranquilla
Perdilla
9 BOSTON
Charleston
Dayton
10 LOUISANA
11 WASHINGTON
Houston
Kingston
Texarkana
Monterey
Faraday
12 SANTA FE
Tallapoosa
Glen Rock
Black Rock
13 LITTLE ROCK
14 OSKALOOSA (Kansas)
15 TENNESSEE
Hennessey
Chicopee
Spirit Lake
Grand Lake
Devils Lake
Crater Lake
Louisville
Nashville
Knoxville
Ombabika
Schefferville
Jacksonville
Waterville
Costa Rica
Pittsfield
16 SPRINGFIELD
Bakersfield
17 SHREVEPORT
Hackensack
Cadillac
Fond du Lac
18 DAVENPORT
19 IDAHO
Jellico
Argentina
Diamantina
Catalina
20 PITTSBURG (Kansas)
Parkersburg
Gravelbourg
21 COLORADO
Ellensburg
Rexburg
Vicksburg
22 EL DORADO
Larimore
23 ARDMORE
Haverstraw
Chatanika
Chaska
24 NEBRASKA
Alaska
Opelika
Baraboo
Waterloo
Kalamazoo
25 KANSAS CITY
Sioux City
Cedar City

maggieinthemountains said...

Been a follower of your blog for a long time. Fun post..and great idea for a bucket list. Been wanting you to send out mixed tapes or Cd's to your anonymous followers! Enjoy Charleston. Spent lots of time there in my younger years. Great Southern town.