We had the most gorgeous drive today from North Carolina to Roanoke Virginia. Funny part about that drive today was that it was kind of a mistake to even BE on that road. I was sitting shot gun and therefore was supposed to be navigating WW who was driving, but I looked away for a second at something... we ended up missing our exit to the main highway that we were gonna stay on for like 3 hours. Grrrrr... So I guided him to pull over, and was gonna have him flip a bitch and do that whole find-another-on-ramp thing... but my phone ended up re-routing us automatically. It told us to go to continue on the wrong road and meet up with another road parallel to but a little more windy than the main hwy..... And with that, this is what conspired: The Scenic Route.
One of the most beautiful drives I've been on through America. The coming-in-to-summer season, the gorgeous countryside, the warm air with crisp cool breezes, the foreign yet familiar-ness of it all... it reminded me so much of Maui. Upcountry, like Makawao (where I was born) or Haiku (on the way to Hana). It was unreal. We stopped at a couple of small stores to track down Baked Lays and Mountain Dew (WW), and made sure to take a picture as we were crossing the border into VA. Looked up some interesting facts about the VA... did you know that George Washington was BORN in Virginia? And that its the 12th largest state by population (more than 7 million people). #funfacts!!!
We had a day off today, our first since tour started. Which was nice. We had some fun in Walmart, and then ate an awesome dinner at Outback Steakhouse of Roanoke, Virginia. I was craving steak like a fricking vampire.
I finished up putting together a new song tonight. Its called "No Time". Its very real, very true to my heart and how I'm feeling right now. I foresee it being produced true to its meaning, not like a club banger or rap remix kind of jam, more meaningful ballad-y production. I'm in love with country music. We were rocking out the entire drive to country. Its so powerful musically, yet the lyrics sometimes are so literal and almost comical. I love that style. I love songwriting. Wonder if I'll ever song write for others someday.
Show tomorrow at a place called AWFUL ARTHUR'S... lol should be interesting!