Lately, I've been thinking a lot about home and missing it.
I grew up in the deep South (Alabama to be exact), and after graduating from college, I could hardly wait to get out and explore the world.
And explore I did.
I made a vow at some point that I would take any travel opportunity that came my way even if it was the strangest most remote place. Well, it's now been over 16 years since I left the heart of Dixie to live elsewhere in the States and overseas.
But the other day I picked up a Budget traveler magazine and they had a spread about Nashville. It got me thinking about how alluring the South is to me now after all these years as a travel destination.
So, suddenly I had a new fantasy trip.
It will take a bit of research and planning as it involves multiple stops. It also won't realistically happen until at least late 2011, and who knows? By then, there might be another member of the family. There are logistics to work out. But anyway, here goes:
I want to do a 2 week road trip through the Deep South (Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia) to visit hole-in-the-wall Blues and Country Music Venues. I want to meet no name musicians who love their craft, eat biscuits and gravy, and stay in offbeat motor lodges.