My solo vay-cay to PC was a moderate success. I don't think a quick jaunt to the mountains is going to fix what ails me. Unfortunately my mood swings are crazy unpredictable at the moment. Such fun. But this quick weekend away did let me know that I enjoy solo travel, which is good. It's probably something that I should accustom myself to if I want to achieve a few things on my bucket list. I've decided to go to Portland this summer. I'm planning for the week after Lisa's wedding. It'll be a birthday present to myself. I have seriously conflicting emotions about this upcoming birthday - 30! I think going on a solo adventure is probably the best way to deal. That way I won't have to put on a happy face if I don't want and I won't have to feel awkward or uncomfortable about the crazy mood swings. AND, best of all I would finally get to see Powell's Bookstore. 'Nuff said.