Traveling Ted is a blog that takes readers along on my adventures hiking, canoeing, skiing, and international backpacking. Many blogs focus on one aspect of backpacking, but I tackle both the outdoor adventure side and international exploration as well.

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I am very excited to announce that thanks to Toyota I have been invited to next week’s Stagecoach Music Festival in Palm Springs, California. You can see the awesome list of musicians below. I for one am really excited to see the dude himself, Jeff Bridges.

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Besides the great list of country music performers, Toyota will also be revealing the new 2014 4Runner during the festival. As you can see from the photo below, it looks like a great vehicle to explore the great outdoors whether you are hiking, canoeing, or skiing.

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The fact that I am going to Palm Springs to see a country music festival and perhaps meet the Dude makes me so ecstatic that I just want to break out in song. The weather forecast itself is enough to bring excitement to this outdoors enthusiast. The weather here has been horrendous with gray skies, torrential downpours, and flooding this spring.

Chicago commute

Last Thursday’s commute in Chicago

Palm Springs weather

Palm Springs weather forecast – need I say more

The song I have chosen to play is by the Eagles called “peaceful easy feeling.” This song is perfect for the moment because it is how I feel, the Eagles, although not present at Stagecoach, have undoubtedly influenced most of the acts at Stagecoach, and also the line “I want to sleep with you in the desert tonight with a million stars all around,” makes me think of the forecast above.

A couple of things about this video,

  • Traveling Ted will not be performing at Stagecoach, so no worries.
  • I will not be quitting my day job or blogging job to go on tour
  • Although the trip is sponsored by Toyota, the company does not endorse the singing or the guitar playing found in the above video
  • I look forward to bringing the music festival to life with pictures and video from people with actual music talent on this blog, Instagram, and twitter, and Facebook.

Follow me at Stagecoach 2013 as Traveling Ted will abide on hashtags #stagecoach #4Runner2014 #Spon #Letsgoplaces #dontquitdayjob


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