On The Road Again to a Temporary Home in Small Town USA since I’ve Been Everywhere

If you’ve been reading along with me the last couple of weeks, you know that I’m driving across the vastness of the U.S.A. with today being our final day on the road towards home.  Home Sweet Home.  It’s always nice to visit family and friends, especially when it’s been a while since you’ve last seen them, but it’s also always nice to get home.  Back to some semblance of normalcy and routine.

Since this week’s Monday’s Music Moves Me is a freebie, I’m going with my own theme of heading home.  Naturally, since we’re ‘on the road’, the first song that came to mind was ‘s song, ”.   When I was looking for a decent video version of it, I ran across this old one where he actually has short hair instead of his trademark braids:

Next is a great song from my all-time favorite female country artist with a song that I love because there are so many reasons this fits me.  It’s a song that is more about the destination and the understanding that home is the place one truly belongs – even if one is not quite there yet.

In this touching story song, a foster child, single mother and older man all know they are still on the journey that will take them to the home that lies just ahead.  In this point in time it’s where we’re heading – home, but it’s only temporary. Here’s with ”:

Next up is a great tune from another of my favorite artists, and since we’re literally heading home to , what’s more appropriate than with “Small Town USA”:

And finally, because with all the driving we’ve been doing all across the U.S., the song that popped in my head was none other than and “I’ve Been Everywhere”:

But wait, there’s one more – when I was looking for the Johnny Cash video, I stumbled across  with their Australian version of “I’ve Been Everywhere”.  It was too good not to share with you:

 

And that’s a wrap. Enjoy your Monday – I’ll be sure to stop by for a visit either tonight after we unload the cars and get the kids tucked in their own beds, or for sure tomorrow with my morning coffee.  It’ll be nice to be back to a ‘normal’ routine.

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our newest permanent fixture to the hostessing team, welcome Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog. Also for the month of July, we have the honor of welcoming back our friend Larry from Cakeblast who is generously helping out with our hosting duties.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Spotlight Dancers
INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT COUPLE”:

 

Since I’m on the road, I wasn’t able to highlight our wonderful Spotlight Dancers here as I usually do, but they will be in the first two slots in the linky below – be sure to stop by and offer congrats for their Spotlight Dance!

 

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

 

Special Announcement:


We are in the throes of our awesome Giveaway for 5 of our lucky followers/participators.  Don’t forget to grab a song and play along – and stop over at Xmas Dolly’s for the updates and find out how to enter on Rafflecopter.

 

Our awesome button courtesy of Kayla at The Eclectic Element

 

Now Open to ALL participants of the 4M’s.

 
GRAND PRIZE:

Clickit Ticket
Our sponsor ClickitTicket has agreed to give us a promo code with a value of $100 for the grand prize, to use on their site. (They sell concert, theatre, and sport tickets.)

 

To enhance our excitement here and along with the Grand Prize, our very own Stacy from Stacy Uncorked (that’s me) makes her own wine and has graciously offered to sweeten this GRAND PRIZE with her Award Winning Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – which just snagged a Gold Medal in the International Winemaker’s Competition.

 

RUNNER-UP PRIZES:

  1. $25 Gift Certificate EdenFantasys
  2. $25 Gift Certificate Plus Size Costume Center
  3. A Tee-Shirt from It’s Funny T-Shirt Time
  4. CD OF the Designated Riders. (Xmas Dolly’s husband’s band Dave donated) & a Custom Inspirational Beaded Bracelet with Charm (Winner choice between):
  • Size: 1, 2, or 3 strands
  • Colors
  • Inspirational saying from: Dream, Hope, Believe, Love, Healing, Integrity, Laugh

*Courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy

The fine print:
This give-away will be for participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me. Participation on the 100th week (July 30) is mandatory. Come join in the fun!

 

The awesome Run DMT also hosts (and graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it):

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11 thoughts on “On The Road Again to a Temporary Home in Small Town USA since I’ve Been Everywhere

  1. Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood is beautiful and even brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Hopefully, you’ll be back home soon. I know how nice it is to see those you love, but how equally nice it is to return to the normal flow of things. You have been on my thoughts and in my prayers. Take it easy, my friend!

  2. Oh, my gosh, Carrie Underwood’s song had me crying but the Australian girls got me smiling! Safe travels 🙂

  3. I love all the songs you shared. I’m also looking forward to hearing about the epic road trip and tip and tricks you learned.

  4. Some how I knew ol’ Willie would come up! lol I can’t wait to see pics & hear all about your vacation. I hope you had the bestest time & I can’t believe I never heard this Carrie Underwood song! Thanks for the introduction. She is so one of my favorites. You done good here! Thanks for sharing! Johnny Cash I haven’t heard him in forever! Drive careful – hope you’re having a tremendous time.