My iPod Has Issues – The Griswold’s Go to D.C.

14 Jul

Tomorrow, my wife, my stepdaughter and I are traveling to Washington, D.C. to explore the halls of power and see a lot of cool stuff. We are doing it the old-fashioned way – by driving. Well, that is not as old-fashioned as the way Andrew Jackson went to Washington after his election, but it is old-fashioned in the terms that we are not flying.

I grew up going on road trips across the country. My wife grew up going to one place and hanging out for a while. This trip is a compromise. I get to drive, and she gets to stay in one spot for most of the time. We are also mixing in historic stuff with a foray to a beach after the D.C. adventures are finished.Griswold

Later, we will start packing the vehicle, and my mind will start focusing on getting us from here to there. For the next week, I will check-in and read blogs, but I will not be writing any. Upon our return, I am certain that there will be some good stories to share.

In the meantime, I leave you with a selection of songs from the old iPod.

“Young Americans” by David Bowie

“You Must Be Evil” by Chris Rea

“Honky Tonk Women” by The Rolling Stones

“Radar Love” by Golden Earring

“Wasted Time” by The Eagles

“Main Street” by Bob Seger

“Lay Lady Lay” by Bob Dylan

“That’s the Way of the World” by Earth, Wind and Fire

“Sandman” by America

“Let the Four Winds Blow” by Fats Domino

“Sittin’ Here Drinking” by Christine Kittrell

“Yesterday’s Wine” by Willie Nelson

“Boom Boom” by The Animals

“Wild Thing” by Jimi Hendrix

“Missing You” by John Waite

“Deadwood Mountain” by Big and Rich

“Just Pretend” by Elvis Presley

“The Lonely Man” by Tennessee Ernie Ford

“Rites” by Jan Garbarek

“The Searchers” by Sons of the Pioneers

I will catch you on the flip side.

17 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – The Griswold’s Go to D.C.”

  1. Mark R. Cheathem July 14, 2014 at 14:57 #

    I’m jealous (about the trip to D.C., not the driving).

    • Rick July 14, 2014 at 16:12 #

      I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t been there since high school. What is something I should absolutely, positively do?

      • Mark R. Cheathem July 14, 2014 at 18:38 #

        Go to the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress and visit the Capitol and the White House.

      • Rick July 14, 2014 at 19:33 #

        Someone in Diane Black’s office is giving us a tour of the Capitol. I couldn’t get into the White House. I may have to go to the Library of Congress by myself. I am not sure it’s high on everyone’s list.

  2. Andrew Petcher July 14, 2014 at 17:10 #

    I hope you have a good trip!

    • Rick July 14, 2014 at 19:32 #

      Thanks. It should be fun.

  3. shutterbugshea July 14, 2014 at 19:06 #

    Have a wonderful adventure :+).

    • Rick July 14, 2014 at 19:34 #

      Thanks a lot. It should be a lot of fun.

  4. Marilyn Armstrong July 14, 2014 at 20:35 #

    Have fun!

    • Rick July 14, 2014 at 21:08 #


  5. frontrangescribbles July 14, 2014 at 23:30 #

    Enjoy the trip.

    • Rick July 15, 2014 at 01:02 #

      Thanks. It’s not like going to Colorado, but it will do in a pinch.

  6. DyingNote July 15, 2014 at 03:12 #

    Jan Garbarek – haven’t heard him in a while. That Dylan song is quite unusual. The first time I heard it, I couldn’t recognize his voice. And is that Hendrix song a cover of “Wild Thing” or is it an original with the same name? If it’s a cover, I must hear his treatment of it.

    Enjoy your trip to Washington and back!

    • Rick July 15, 2014 at 04:12 #

      It’s Hendrix doing the Wild Thing you are thinking of. Lay Lady Lay, I believe, was on the Nashville Skyline album that was recorded here in town.

      • DyingNote July 15, 2014 at 04:36 #

        Thanks. Then I will take a listen to that Hendrix version.

  7. jcalberta July 15, 2014 at 06:16 #

    Have a good trip!
    Wild Thing? Troggs. Check this:

    A rather odd video.

    • Rick July 15, 2014 at 13:20 #

      That is absolutely odd.

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