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Day 6: A song that reminds you of somewhere

14 Jun

Today is Day 6, A song that reminds you of somewhere.  Once again, I have a problem (big surprise, huh?).  So many songs remind me of somewhere or something I was doing somewhere.  From Rusted Root’s The Cat Turned Blue which I listened to while playing video games on my brother’s computer to the Baywatch theme from when we used to play Baywatch at camp.  I’ve got favorite songs for driving, favorite songs I sing while snowmobiling, etc.  It’s so easy to pick a song that reminds me of somewhere, that I’m having difficulty with it.  Looking back at my life, I can’t help but be brought back to Camp and all the great times I had there.  There are definitely songs that stick into my head when I think of those great summers.  During the summer of 1996, my dad, brother, and I had just bought a new boat.  We bought it from some friends who had gotten a new boat and were looking to get rid of their old one.  It had very low hours on it, as they rarely used it.  Most of the boats we’ve had have been unique in their own way.  This one was no different.  It was white on the top and had an orange hull.  When my friends saw it, they immediately thought of the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard.  Every time I hear the theme song from The Dukes of Hazzard, I am immediately brought back to all the great times we had on my orange boat.