My 23rd birthday is coming up on the 13th, and I was facing the prospect of being completely alone in this shitty little town with no one to celebrate with. I know it would have been fine and people spend low-key birthdays by themselves all the time and someday I probably will too. But not this year!

I just confirmed that I'll be driving down to San Francisco to celebrate my birthday weekend with my favorite cousins and then continuing on to visit a friend who lives near Fresno. So excite! I haven't been on a vacation in a while and it's going to be so fun. Celebrating my birthday in SF?! I can't wait to see what shenanigans we get up to.

I'm a little anxious about a solo road trip; this will be the first time I've driven more than 5 hours by myself. I love long distance driving but what if something goes wrong? Getting a flat tire on I-5 is pretty high on the list of things I want to never happen to me. But it will be fine. I'll get my car checked out before I leave. I'll have lots of tunes and audiobooks and snacks.

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I wanted to share my exciteness with you. Anyone have any trips planned they want to gush about? Or dream vacation fantasies that get you through the dreary days at your desk? I wanna hear 'em! Or any advice you might have about road tripping or things to check out off the freeway between southern Oregon and SF and Fresno.